I’m having some problems installing calculate on 2 different laptops (one Toshiba and one Medion) with some kind of onboard storage. In Linux it’s identified as mmcblk
If I create the partions manually, the installer complains that the EFI partition should be a ‘disk partition’, which it is, and if I choose ‘autopartition’ inside the installer, it creates the partitions, but then complains that it can’t access the last partition.
No matter which setup I choose, whether a basic 3-partition setup or the extended 6-partition, it’s always the last one
I can install other distros, like Devuan and Manjaro OpenRC.
Sorry it took longer, but a lot of other stuff came in between. I have just booted one of the laptops (the Toshiba) with the 20160725 release (the LXQT version, but that shouldn’t matter much). In the shell I can see the disks now with lsblk but when trying to install I get the following error: “‘VariableOsDeviceName’ object has no attribute ‘nameless_devires’” Doesn’t matter if I choose “use existing partitions” or “autopartition”.
Just saw there was a newer version. Tried that one, but the install (with the pre-made partitions) still complains that ‘EUFI partition must be a disk partition’, but afaik it is. I made a screenshot of the error and partitions, you can find it here: http://imgur.com/31XO484
With autopartitioning, the installer tries to create such a big swap partition that there is no room anymore for anything else. This happens even when I set it to something like 4096 in the ‘autopartition options’. The Toshiba has a 32Gb. MMC ‘disk’ and the proposed partition table by the installer is:
200M vfat /boot/efi
15G ext4 /
If I don’t set the swap to 4096 (or any other ‘sane’ value), these partitions are created as proposed and it looks like its installing, but I end up with a ridiculous size swap partition. If I do set a value, the EFI partition gets created, but the rest is filled with a swap partition and the installer quits with an error that there is not enough room.
Usually /dev/mmcblk0 is the SD card slot on a laptop, and usually you cannot boot from that unless it is internally USB connected, in which case it would NOT be /dev/mmcblk0. If you have a card inserted in that slot, remove it. If your laptop is capable of booting from that slot, check boot order in BIOS and make sure that it is far down the list if on the list at all.
Assuming that you are using BIOS, not UEFI, you may have better luck using “Other” when it gets to the partitioning part, set up the partitions yourself, and there is a dropdown list to select where to install grub, which would most commonly be /dev/sda if that is your only drive. I sometimes put grub on a partition with the boot flag moved to that partition instead of mbr on a PC with Win7 because rarely some Win7 updates fail if using grub instead of standard mbr, in which case I can temporarily move the boot flag to Windows until the update is successful. But you do not have to be concerned with that if not using Windows at all.