AryaLinux installation USB external HDD failed without warning
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So what did not work out? Was it un-mounting that did not work out or was it the installation that is still misbehaving. If its the installation that is still not working out despite having unmounted the partitions, I have really run out of options as of now and I need to investigate this much deeper preferably with a similar setup of external hard disk with partitions. This might take a while though. If you would like then I can post manual instructions that you can simply copy and paste in the console that should get the job done (which is actually done by the installer in the background)
Just try unmounting one last time but this time reboot the system into the live media, do the unmounting using the commands that I shared in the last post and then try installing. The rebooting actually unmounts everything and things should work. In case it doesnt you can try the manual commands which I can share if you want
sed -i "s@autologin-user=@#autologin-user=@g" /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
sed -i "s@autologin-user-timeout=0@#autologin-user-timeout=0@g" /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
sed -i "s@pam-service=lightdm-autologin@#pam-service=lightdm-autologin@g" /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
Yes, the unmount was successful, the install wasn't.
Now if I need to do terminal commands listed above for install, it is not practical for a beginner that don't want to mess with such a thing. I will wait until a version of the liveCD works well with external HDD. I see some potential for that distro so I keep a eye on it.
Thank you for all your help and your patience, I guess it is by finding these issues that distros become robust.
Also one last thing, After the last screen where you choose timezone in the installer, do you see any messages being printed by the installer at all in the text area inside the installer or all that it shows in the end is the Message popup that says Installation Successful?
This issue has been fixed in the github repository. Would be uploading a new ISO with the updated installer in a few days. In the current ISO this is how the installer can be updated and it would install fine on external devices:
Boot into the live media.
Connect to the internet.
Open Terminal and enter:
This issue was fixed in the current release. As a matter few other users have raised the same issue and they reported back that its working currently. I could look into the matter further because maybe there is some use case which went un-noticed. FYI we tested the new installer on the following environments: 32/64 bit Arya and tried installing it on a 1TB external USB hard disk MBR partitioned, 32/64 bit Arya and tried installing it on an external 32 GB USB pen drive MBR partitioned. Installation was successful on all occassions. I wonder if the hard disk where you are trying to install Arya, does it have LVM/GPT? That is one area that we do not advice installing Arya on because of the LFS limitation we have(Arya is based on LFS and LFS does not support LVM). Bringing in support for LVM yes is important but I doubt that would happen anywhere in the near future.
In case its neither GPT nor LVM, please post the output of the following command (run in terminal) just after the installation failure happens: