Installer doesn't list all partitions

Hello, Trying to run the installer to re-install to a different partition. I designated partition 9 as root and partition 10 as home. The installer allows me to select partition 9 as root, partition 1 as boot but when it asks for other mount points it only lists the first 6 partitions so I cannot select partition 10 as /home.

Any help would be appreciated.

You’re using a GPT table? Can you post,

$lsblk -lno NAME,SIZE,TYPE

Not sure how to screenshot from inside the installer. It does look the same as inside my current install. anyway:
loop0 599.3M loop
sda 14.6G disk
sda1 14.6G part
sda2 32M part
ventoy 753.3M dm
nvme0n1 953.9G disk
nvme0n1p1 500M part
nvme0n1p2 128M part
nvme0n1p3 106G part
nvme0n1p4 1.1G part
nvme0n1p5 15G part
nvme0n1p6 1.1G part
nvme0n1p7 70G part
nvme0n1p8 300G part
nvme0n1p9 78.2G part
nvme0n1p10 147.4G part

partitions 7 and 8 are my current install. Part 1 is boot (uefi). 9 and 10 are empty for the new install. The rest are windows and dell crap.


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The webpage can barely list all those partitions.


Looks a little odd to me. See parts in bold. They have the same partiton name? Not sure if it’s truncated. Maybe try,


nah, just sloppy typing on my part. The last two entries should be nvme0n1p9 and nvme0n1p10

Oh, OK. :grinning:

Will check the installer src when have time. @natemaia may give you the answer in 5 mins. :smile:

I really appreciate natemaia – dk has ruined me for all other tilers and is the main reason I use archlabs :slight_smile: In VMs I have set it (dk) up on debian and fedora. My problem is I am always trying new stuff so my current install is loaded up with 4 or 5 other window managers and a couple of desktop environments, lol. The new install is to get rid of all those

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Downloaded and just finished going through the installer source. Unfortunately I am not enough of a programmer to spot the issue. Will be patient :slight_smile:

If you can, post the results/issues, it might be of some help, we never know @thecomputerholic .

Someone in the know might be able to guide you with this.

& also give results from @chroot s post above from Terminal;


Ok – when I get to the Mount Extra step it only lists partitions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. 9 has, at this point, been selected for the root partition. It’s like it ran out of room, lol. The screen looks like this:

Done Finish mounting step
/dev/sda1 14.6G__exfat__Ventoy__Flash_Disk
/dev/nvme0n1p3 106G__ntfs__OS__PC601__NVMEe_SK_hynix_1TB
/dev/nvme0n1p4 1.1G__ntfs__WINRETOOLS__PC601__NVMEe_SK_hynix_1TB
/dev/nvme0n1p5 15G__ntfs__Image__PC601__NVMEe_SK_hynix_1TB
/dev/nvme0n1p6 1.1G__ntfs__DELLSUPPORT__PC601__NVMEe_SK_hynix_1TB
/dev/nvme0n1p7 70G__ext4__unlabeled__PC601__NVMEe_SK_hynix_1TB
/dev/nvme0n1p8 300G__ext4__unlabeled__PC601__NVMEe_SK_hynix_1TB

Hope this helps

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Thx for the reply, someone might give you an helping hand.

Wonder if ou have too many installs & could install soome on another disk, maybe at some point they fight each other ! lol

As you stated, wonder if you re out of room, is their any messages that tells why it can t install !

That’s a thought. Weird, though, that all the lsblk calls in the installer work on their own. Just not sure what is going on with $part and $part_pretty. This is a laptop with only the one nvme so another disk isn’t an option right now.

Oh, makes sense, & I also bet an external disk s out of the order .

Wonder what s left on your disk; from terminal with results please ;

sudo fdisk -l

As root also, same for the above, forgot it sorry;from terminal with results please

sudo parted

Note @Dobbie03 @PackRat @chroot or anyone that can be of any help, those the installer lists everything when installing AL ! ( out of the blue if it can be said ! )Also, sorry about the ones I forgot ! You know how old farts are ! lol

Or that this is something out of this iso itself, maybe burn another one & see if it s the same result.

@altman – thanks for the suggestions but I am not trying to type all that text output here. Either the installer will get fixed or I’ll just load vanilla arch. No biggie either way.


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Too bad.

Just copy & past the results, way easier than to type it all.

I can do that here in my regular install. Don’t know how to do it from inside the text based installer.

sudo fdisk -l gives:
Disk /dev/nvme0n1: 953.87 GiB, 1024209543168 bytes, 2000409264 sectors
Disk model: PC601 NVMe SK hynix 1TB
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 01F9E1F3-000B-4C6E-B2EF-5DE07D939F85

Device Start End Sectors Size Type
/dev/nvme0n1p1 2048 1026047 1024000 500M EFI System
/dev/nvme0n1p2 1026048 1288191 262144 128M Microsoft reserved
/dev/nvme0n1p3 1288192 223592447 222304256 106G Microsoft basic data
/dev/nvme0n1p4 1964392448 1966694399 2301952 1.1G Windows recovery environment
/dev/nvme0n1p5 1966694400 1998151679 31457280 15G Windows recovery environment
/dev/nvme0n1p6 1998151680 2000383999 2232320 1.1G Windows recovery environment
/dev/nvme0n1p7 223592448 370393087 146800640 70G Linux filesystem
/dev/nvme0n1p8 370393088 999538687 629145600 300G Linux filesystem
/dev/nvme0n1p9 999538688 1163563007 164024320 78.2G Linux filesystem
/dev/nvme0n1p10 1163563008 1472684031 309121024 147.4G Linux filesystem

Partition table entries are not in disk order.

A sudo parted print gives
(parted) print
Model: PC601 NVMe SK hynix 1TB (nvme)
Disk /dev/nvme0n1: 1024GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
1 1049kB 525MB 524MB fat32 EFI system partition boot, esp
2 525MB 660MB 134MB Microsoft reserved partition msftres
3 660MB 114GB 114GB ntfs Basic data partition msftdata
7 114GB 190GB 75.2GB ext4
8 190GB 512GB 322GB ext4
9 512GB 596GB 84.0GB ext4
10 596GB 754GB 158GB ext4
4 1006GB 1007GB 1179MB ntfs diag
5 1007GB 1023GB 16.1GB ntfs diag
6 1023GB 1024GB 1143MB ntfs diag

Like I said, no biggie. There are other ways to accomplish what I wish. Just would be interesting to see what the issue is.