When installing garuda grub installation failed

Kernel: 5.15.12-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-x86_64 lang=en_US keytable=us tz=UTC
misobasedir=garuda misolabel=GARUDA_DR460NIZEDGAMING_WHITETAI quiet
systemd.show_status=1 driver=nonfree nouveau.modeset=0 i915.modeset=1
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11
vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 80XR v: Lenovo ideapad 320-15IAP
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 v: Lenovo ideapad 320-15IAP
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: NO DPK serial: <superuser required>
UEFI: LENOVO v: 5RCN30WW date: 10/23/2017
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 20.1 Wh (100.0%) condition: 20.1/30.0 Wh (67.1%)
volts: 8.4 min: 7.5 model: SMP L16M2PB1 type: Li-poly serial: <filter>
status: Full
Info: model: Intel Pentium N4200 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Goldmont
family: 6 model-id: 0x5C (92) stepping: 9 microcode: 0x20
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 224 KiB
desc: d-4x24 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 2 MiB desc: 2x1024 KiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 2287 high: 2288 min/max: 800/2500 scaling:
driver: intel_cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 2288 2: 2288 3: 2288
4: 2284 bogomips: 8755
Flags: ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: spec_store_bypass status: Vulnerable
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2
mitigation: Full generic retpoline, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Device-1: Intel Celeron N3350/Pentium N4200/Atom E3900 Series Integrated
vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:5a84
class-ID: 0300
Device-2: AMD Topaz XT [Radeon R7 M260/M265 / M340/M360 / M440/M445 /
530/535 / 620/625 Mobile]
vendor: Lenovo driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.0
chip-ID: 1002:6900 class-ID: 0380
Device-3: Acer EasyCamera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-7:3
chip-ID: 5986:1127 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org compositor: kwin_x11 driver:
loaded: amdgpu,ati,intel unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa
display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.2x8.0")
s-diag: 414mm (16.3")
Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 102 size: 340x190mm (13.4x7.5")
diag: 389mm (15.3")
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 505 (APL 3) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.3.3
direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Celeron N3350/Pentium N4200/Atom E3900 Series Audio Cluster
vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_apl bus-ID: 00:0e.0
chip-ID: 8086:5a98 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.12-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.42 running: yes
Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Lenovo
driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 2000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136
class-ID: 0200
IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8821AE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Lenovo driver: rtl8821ae v: kernel port: 1000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:8821 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-1: Realtek RTL8821A Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-8:5 chip-ID: 0bda:0821 class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 960.81 GiB used: 13.9 GiB (1.4%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM035-1RK172
size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B
speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter> rev: LCM2
scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB model: N/A size: 29.3 GiB
block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: N/A serial: <filter>
rev: 2.00 scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 3.66 GiB used: 2.98 GiB (81.3%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 40.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 245 Uptime: 2h 20m wakeups: 3 Memory: 3.66 GiB
used: 3.07 GiB (83.8%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: pacman: 1731 lib: 510 Shell: fish
v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.12 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.11

when i install garuda i get this error massege

the bootloader could not be installed. the installation command <pre>grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot/efi --bootloader-id=Garuda --force</pre>
reterned arror code 1

sorry for category i dont know how to chenge it now

Hi there, welcome.
Make sure your BIOS is in UEFI mode and fast boot and secure boot are both disabled in the BIOS.

Search terms the bootloader could not be installed

the bootloader could not be installed

it is in uefi mode and fastboot and secure boot are both disabled

Try burning again the USB with balena Etcher (unless you already used it).
If failing again, please check if any other information is shown after error code 1.

i dont think thats the problem bc it happend before with deepin too and i tried ventory and deepin usb maker and still same
but i will try it thanks

I don't want to insist, but what burning method have you used?
And if I may, what burning options as well?
I have had this kind of errors, with other distros, when not using the proper burning method to make it work as expected.

used ventory
and etcher fails to flash lol

It takes special settings to get two disks with two different schemes to work. And many machines won't do so at all. Decide on one or the other then install accordingly. GPT/UEFI is the current standard.

Also, this is an old machine; is there a BIOS update available that is newer than 2017?

EDIT: This below message (related to the MBR drive) also concerns me. Please, tell us more about this drive. Is it internal or external? Who was the manufacturer, etc.?


BTW, you mean Ventoy.

Try dd :slight_smile:


yes sorry
what is dd

I also noticed only now that you have 4GB of RAM - the part used by the GPU.
Maybe it is the bare minimum accepted by the installer, but it is for sure not enough for gaming




i know but i cant do anything about it

@filo, you are on the mark.


u mean my usb drive is mbr while the drive is gpt?
can i chenge that?
i dont have anything on my flash drive

i dont think there is a new bios update this is really old

this is a normal usb drive that i used to oot garuda live

OK, then please disregard my first assessment, and go with @filo and @SGS's


Minimum requirements

  • 30 GB storage space
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Video card with OpenGL 3.3 or better
  • 64-bit system

i know but its better then windows (i think swap will help a bit as well)
im really tired of windows its so slow and has alot of other problems
when i use garuda live image its good at speed and other things
plus i dont think a grub installing error is really that related to ram u know?

From a Linux system

sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=1m
sudo dd if=<file.iso> of=/dev/sdb

Do you dual or multiple boot (I see the hdd is big)?
If so, it could be that the space in your esp partition is exhausted...

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