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Old 06-14-2019, 03:24 AM   #1
Sudonix
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Manjaro Architect installer error "Partitions must be mounted"


Hello, I've been trying to do a minimal install of Manjaro on one of my machines but I have run into a problem with the installer. Upon successfully mounting my root, swap, home, and uefi boot partitions and returning to the main menu and selecting any of the installation choices, I get the error, "Partitions must be mounted first."

I'm quite stumped. I've triple checked to ensure all partitions have been mounted, but the error persists. Any ideas? Thanks.
 
Old 06-14-2019, 05:48 AM   #2
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Are you doing the install as root from a boot up?? It ought to be trivial for the installer to remount, but not if you have a running system you want to install over. It will puke then.
 
Old 01-05-2020, 08:43 AM   #3
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This is likely because the Architect installer f***ed up the mounting. Have a look at the output of `mount`.
You might want to mount the partitions manually and continue then. The mount point for the root partition is /mnt.

P.s. In case this is a second installation parallel to an existing one, it's crucial to mount the root partitions of the existing OSs somewhere, otherwise os-prober of the grub install hangs.

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Old 01-06-2020, 06:46 AM   #4
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Have you got your partitions set up as /, /home, etc? That could be it.

Your Manjaro dvd will probably want / for itself and want to mount the disks somewhere weird, e.g. /tmp/mnt/crazyname. So any mount command from the installer to nmount / will give an error "Already mounted" which Manjaro might be piping to /dev/null.

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