I am having issues installing Open Mandriva Rome.
Calamares gives me an error saying that a file exists. This is something that I know has cropped up before. I think it might be because I am installing to /dev/sdc1 and I have Ubuntu installed on /dev/sda1 and it might be trying to do something with grub on that drive and can’t.
Using F8 I have the option to select the Mandriva drive and boot into Grub for Open Mandriva but if I do all I get is the Grub command line and that is way beyond my abilities to sort out.
I am keen to try Mandriva Rome properly as I have been looking for a rolling release distro that is new user friendly ( Rhino and Peppermint did not cut it for me )
OpenMandriva Lx version:
Desktop environment (KDE, LXQT…):
Description of the issue (screenshots if relevant):
Calamares on finishing installation says “File Exists” - I am unable to copy the info in the window but I gather from a web search ( which provided no solution for me ) that it doesn’t give much information away anyway.
Relevant informations (hardware involved, software version, logs or output…):
i7-7700, rx6700xt, 32gb ram.
You should be able to take a screenshot and post it here ?
I have run the installer again and I am getting the same error.
Boost.Python error in job “bootloader”.
<div><strong><class 'FileExistsError'></strong></div><div>[Errno 17] File exists: '/tmp/calamares-root-3rry5u1n/boot/efi/EFI/BOOT/bootx64.efi'</div><div><br/>Traceback:</div><div><pre>File "/usr/lib64/calamares/modules/bootloader/main.py", line 777, in run
File "/usr/lib64/calamares/modules/bootloader/main.py", line 748, in prepare_bootloader
File "/usr/lib64/calamares/modules/bootloader/main.py", line 657, in install_grub
File "/usr/lib64/python3.11/shutil.py", line 436, in copy2
copyfile(src, dst, follow_symlinks=follow_symlinks)
File "/usr/lib64/python3.11/shutil.py", line 258, in copyfile
with open(dst, 'wb') as fdst:
That is the information in the box. I am currently in the live disk environment.
While waiting for anyone who is better knowledged, please tell also:
if you verified your iso file (checksums)
how you transferred the image to the pendrive, assuming that you used a pendrive, otherwise if you used a DVD.
I did not verify the file. I don’t know how to verify an iso.
I have tried images from both the sourceforge link and via torrent.
I had trouble writing the ISO to USB.
I had to unmount the the filesystem on the USB stick ( it had a blank ext4 partition on it ) before the KDE Image Writer would write the ISO.
I did use KDI Image writer as recommended ( UnetBootin would not even recognise the .iso as valid )
Just having a look at the first line of the error: FileExists is a check to see if a file exists.
it’s looking for the following file:
When I go into Dolphin and to /tmp/calamares-root-3rry5u1n/boot/efi/EFI/BOOT/
the filename boot64.efi requested by the script is actualy capitalised to BOOTX64.EFI in the folder. So is that why it’s failing to find the file?
I shall try renaming the file to lower case and run the installer again.
click the “i” (info) little icon near the file you downloaded
take note of the 2 checksums SHA1 and MD5
In the directory where is the iso file you downloaded open konsole and type
compare the konsole outputs with those you noted earlier, they must match.
(see also https://www.openmandriva.org/downloads)
Downloading the ISO image again. md5sum did not match.
Will try again if I can get an image that verifies.
The image verified this time and the installer looks different and just got to “All done”. So in theory I have a working installation now. I must have had a bad image originally.
Thanks for the support.
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