I tried installing the newest iso of chakra linux. In the live usb demo I was unable to connect to wifi, because it failed to resolve the network adress, put that’s another thing.
So, I wanted to install it in dual-boot. I had initial three partitions which I earlier installed another linux in, and I created a fourth one for /boot/efi. So I had the partitions for /, swap, /home and /boot/efi.
I installed the distribution, everything went fine, until it was finished, when it showed the following error message …
I had GRUB installed before, but it deleted itself. I had another distribution before.
Yes, I used manual partitioning, because I’m not sure about the assistance (and I had the partitions before, I wanted to format them) - I want to make sure to have dual boot. (just a little bit paranoia).
When I reboot, the windows loader starts. My windows loader is on its own partion (it was like that when I got the laptop).
But the entire Chakra OS didn’t install, as I thought. But I’m not sure, I don’t really know much about linux.
Judging from the output in the error box, it looks like Chakra was installed, but it failed to install the bootloader on the system. So if you boot using a Live ISO, you can probably find the Chakra related files on the corresponding partition.
You could try using the Live ISO to manually install GRUB, the ArchWiki could help but it may be too complicated.
Alternatively, I would recommend going with the automated option, to try and see if it resolves the problem. It should help if this is due to wrong configuration in terms of partition setup and setting the right flags.
I’ll try to reinstall chakra with the automated system as you say. It is okay, if I format and delete the partitions where I had installed it before? I don’t want any “dead” partitions on my hard drive.
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And how do I check /boot for generetade initramfs? I don’t know how to …
[/quote]you can use dolphin for this purpose.
open dolphin and klick the partiton or from your windoof. windows can handle fat32
the installer force you to create a /boot/efi but you don’t need it because this folder will be created by the installer in /boot and 260 MB for sda2 as /boot partition? 100 MB are enough^^
i would use 100 MB for /boot on sda1.
only on big partition for / (/ and /home) and set the swap on the end
you can check the minimum size by cat /sys/power/image_size
please check your sda2 if there are the initramfs is created, you can use dolphin on your live media
ich würde erst mal schaun wie viel swap ich bräuchte. das geht mit dem befehl: cat /sys/power/image_size
und dann sda9, sda8, sda6, sda7 ein partition machen abzüglich dem ergebnis von /image_size
außerdem würde ich BTRFS als dateisystem wählen… BTRFS hat ein paar praktische eigenschaften
das einzige was du “mußt” ist eine fat16 oder fat32 bootpartition erstellen, UEFI verlangt das. einen swap brauchst du “eigentlich” auch nicht, aber es kann fälle geben wo er recht nützlich ist. something to read about https://forum.chakralinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=15369
natürlich könntest es so aufteilen wie dus bereits tatest, aber mit der zeit wirds mühsam weil der paket speicher mit jedem update wächst…der wächst schnell und die programme brauchen auch platz, da ist die partition schnell voll, dies kannst du eine schöne zeit lang mit einer einzigen partition umgehen.
you need only a fat /boot partition and one for / everything else isn’t necessary.
i don’t recommend a extra /home partition because the space on the hard drive can be used efficient… the package cache will grow and programs need space too…
Yes, I know that I should use english, but they wrote some things in german to me so I replied in german, but I translated to english so others could understand what I wrote. I’m sorry.
(I’m german but I fluently speak english so I mostly use english; I learned many things in english like especially).
Besides, if you read python code, you can try to execute the command this calamares module do from konsole (translate it into console command first) and see what/where grub really failed. But that is a bit advanced tbh.
At first, I tried the solution to mount /dev/sda9 as /boot. It didn’t work (yes, I installed chakra anew with the partitions booted like this, just to make this clear). @brikler The second solution with calamares 3.1 … I don’t understand. How should I create a file? Where? I really know nothing about how linux works. I’m really new. And I only know how to use windows, everything I know is self-taught (aka I sat in front of the computer and just used it, and read a few things. The only thing I was taught is what the kernel and a browser is).
I’m also sorry that I didn’t reply for a short time. Summer vacation started and I had some busy days, I don’t know what happened … also I’m not home from first to eighth july.
it’s a pity
so i recommend you to a other more beginner friendly distribution like linuxmint because there is very friendly german community linuxmintusers.de
i see no chance to install chakra without manual intervention.
I can’t access to /usr/lib/calamares/bootloader/main.py
/usr/ does not exist…
Please fix this.
Also I cannot access to /dev/sda filesystem from archOS, via “arch-chroot.” proc does not exist. So I tried mount -t proc proc proc/ and that does not exist. So I tried manually typed chroot /mnt /bin/bash, and bin/bash does not exist. So I am assuming that chakra installation has failed to install all of the packages.