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    Default [btrfs] impossible to install leap 15.2 (15th attempt in two days)

    Greetings !!

    i'm deseparated I haver the feeling I'm on windows :{

    The installation fails always when trying to record the grub2-efi with the following error:

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    /usr/bin/grub2-install --target=x86_64-efi --force --skip-fs-probe failedx
    Function not implemented :{
    input/output error
    I have a efi fat partition and the / mount point is a btrfs fs that worked good with 15.0 and 15.1 :{
    Could not format it using the installer, there is a lack of tools to do tings during install like expert console mode in order to pass some commands...

    My system is ******* up since one week... unusable.

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    During the installation the system asks to select a root partition... as always i selected the btrfs partition spread on two partitions /dev/sda6 and /dev/sdc1.
    It has always worked untill today.

    Those partitions have been formatted using mkfs.btrfs /dev/sda5 /dev/sdc1 on a rescue session.
    I resized the swap partition to have this 256 Mo EFI partition that is shown as "WIN95 (LBA)" instead of FAT.

    This partition is logical and named /dev/sda8

    There is always warnings saying that the / mount point could not be formatted... there is no way to ask the btrfs /dev/sda8 to be formated :{

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    Default Re: [btrfs] impossible to install leap 15.2 (15th attempt in two days)

    same with 15.1

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    Default Re: [btrfs] impossible to install leap 15.2 (15th attempt in two days)

    Quote Originally Posted by soundlord View Post
    During the installation the system asks to select a root partition... as always i selected the btrfs partition spread on two partitions /dev/sda6 and /dev/sdc1.
    It has always worked untill today.

    Those partitions have been formatted using mkfs.btrfs /dev/sda5 /dev/sdc1 on a rescue session.
    I resized the swap partition to have this 256 Mo EFI partition that is shown as "WIN95 (LBA)" instead of FAT.

    This partition is logical and named /dev/sda8

    There is always warnings saying that the / mount point could not be formatted... there is no way to ask the btrfs /dev/sda8 to be formated :{
    Sorry to say, but this is confusing at least.
    "partition spread on two partitions /dev/sda6 and /dev/sdc1."
    is IMHO physical impossible.

    In the next message you talk about sda5 and sdc1.

    Then you talk about a partition that is to be used as Swap, but there is no information which one, or it must be that you mean sda8 with the next line.

    Further you talk about "logical partition" which means that sda is MBR partitioned.

    I think I am now at the end of the guesses I can make.

    What about a listing
    Code:
    fdisk -l
    with an explanation added about what each and every of those partitions are supposed to be used for?
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: [btrfs] impossible to install leap 15.2 (15th attempt in two days)

    typing error it is always /dev/sda6 that i'm talking about

    The hardware is

    B550 Phantom Gaming 4 (UEFI P1.10)
    AMD ryzen 7 3700x

    All disks are readable and free from errors.

    /dev/sda is ssd

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    Default Re: [btrfs] impossible to install leap 15.2 (15th attempt in two days)

    Quote Originally Posted by soundlord View Post
    During the installation the system asks to select a root partition... as always i selected the btrfs partition spread on two partitions /dev/sda6 and /dev/sdc1.
    It has always worked untill today.

    Those partitions have been formatted using mkfs.btrfs /dev/sda5 /dev/sdc1 on a rescue session.
    I resized the swap partition to have this 256 Mo EFI partition that is shown as "WIN95 (LBA)" instead of FAT.

    This partition is logical and named /dev/sda8

    There is always warnings saying that the / mount point could not be formatted... there is no way to ask the btrfs /dev/sda8 to be formated :{
    Hi
    If you have a logical partition then the disk is type 'dos' it needs to be type 'gpt' for UEFI to work, this partition must be formatted to vfat and the partiton type set to ef00, gdisk is the tool for this, not fdisk.....
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    Default Re: [btrfs] impossible to install leap 15.2 (15th attempt in two days)

    /dev/sda1 100M exFat (windows bootloader I think)
    /dev/sda2 44G exFat (windows system)
    /dev/sda3 logical W95 extended LBA
    /dev/sda5 15.7G swap
    /dev/sda6 40G btrfs (Linux)
    /dev/sda7 11.8G /home
    /dev/sda8 (new) EFI 256Mo /boot/efi

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    Default Re: [btrfs] impossible to install leap 15.2 (15th attempt in two days)

    If you have a logical partition then the disk is type 'dos' it needs to be type 'gpt' for UEFI to work, this partition must be formatted to vfat and the partiton type set to ef00, gdisk is the tool for this, not fdisk.....
    it has worked since 2015...
    how could I guess these are to change
    ok, i will format the whole stuff and rearrange the hard disk to avoid logical partitions

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    Default Re: [btrfs] impossible to install leap 15.2 (15th attempt in two days)

    Quote Originally Posted by soundlord View Post
    it has worked since 2015...
    how could I guess these are to change
    ok, i will format the whole stuff and rearrange the hard disk to avoid logical partitions
    Hi
    Here is a dual boot setup on a SSD here...

    Code:
    gdisk -l /dev/sda
    GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 1.0.1
    
    Partition table scan:
      MBR: protective
      BSD: not present
      APM: not present
      GPT: present
    
    Found valid GPT with protective MBR; using GPT.
    Disk /dev/sda: 234441648 sectors, 111.8 GiB
    Logical sector size: 512 bytes
    Disk identifier (GUID): B0780BD3-3B81-4DB5-B29F-3DA735899F02
    Partition table holds up to 128 entries
    First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 234441614
    Partitions will be aligned on 2048-sector boundaries
    Total free space is 3366 sectors (1.6 MiB)
    
    Number  Start (sector)    End (sector)  Size       Code  Name
       1            2048          534527   260.0 MiB   EF00  EFI System
       2          534528          567295   16.0 MiB    0C01  Microsoft reserved
       3          567296        52996095   25.0 GiB    8300  Linux filesystem
       4        52996096        84453375   15.0 GiB    8300  Linux filesystem
       5        84453376        87599103   1.5 GiB     8200  Linux swap
       6        87599104       233170502   69.4 GiB    0700  Microsoft basic data
       7       233170944       234440703   620.0 MiB   2700
    You don't need a separate efi partition for linux and windows, they happily co-exist. I always pre create (via live rescue USB tumbleweed) the partitions and just use expert mode in YaST partition and tell it to use the partitions as they are, for the efi partition (eg /dev/sda1) I always preformat with mkfs.vfat /dev/sda1.
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
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    Default Re: [btrfs] impossible to install leap 15.2 (15th attempt in two days)

    You can use gdisk for displaying the disk and their partitioning, but fdisk will still do it also. It is a matter of taste. Others like lsblk. But, in any case ,starting a thread about disks, partitions, etc without showing one of these (and of course all between CODE tags) will not speed up any help.
    Henk van Velden

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