Issues installing : Failed to partition disk because lack of free space or too small(WTF)

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    • Issues installing : Failed to partition disk because lack of free space or too small(WTF)

      Okay.... So I'm reinstalling OMV.

      Ran the installer, which is on a 16gb flash drive.... Then I have my target which is a 32gb flash drive. completely clean, no partitions on it...

      Attempt to install on it and it goes "Failed to partition the selected disk" says it probably happened because free space is too small to be automatically partitioned.. ITS AN EMPTY 32gb FLASH DRIVE.

      So... I tried a different USB port and a totally different 32gb flash drive..... Same problem.

      WTF.

      I've got to be missing something.
      Motherboard : SuperMicro X10SLL-F | i3-4170 @ 3.7ghz | 32gb ECC RAM
      PSU: EVGA 500w
      Case: Fractal Design Define R5
      Controller : Dell H310 flashed with IT Mode Firmware
      DATA: 8x3TB
    • Do you use the ISO or one of the several images?
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    • Issues installing : Failed to partition disk because lack of free space or too small(WTF)

      It can't be the old v3 bug where installer try to install on the source usb disk instead of the target one. I thought it was fixed ages ago. The only workaround I found is to use CD drive as source.

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    • vl1969 wrote:

      It can't be the old v3 bug where installer try to install on the source usb disk instead of the target one. I thought it was fixed ages ago. The only workaround I found is to use CD drive as source.

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      I've considered something like this as a possibility but the unfortunate part is I don't have a CD Drive to test that theory with :D
      Motherboard : SuperMicro X10SLL-F | i3-4170 @ 3.7ghz | 32gb ECC RAM
      PSU: EVGA 500w
      Case: Fractal Design Define R5
      Controller : Dell H310 flashed with IT Mode Firmware
      DATA: 8x3TB
    • Issues installing : Failed to partition disk because lack of free space or too small(WTF)

      I always have an external DVD drive at hand. Most of my pc do not have internal drives.

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    • vl1969 wrote:

      I always have an external DVD drive at hand. Most of my pc do not have internal drives.

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      I have one at work, I've never had a need for one at home haha. Even if I did I know I don't have a blank to burn an image to haha
      Motherboard : SuperMicro X10SLL-F | i3-4170 @ 3.7ghz | 32gb ECC RAM
      PSU: EVGA 500w
      Case: Fractal Design Define R5
      Controller : Dell H310 flashed with IT Mode Firmware
      DATA: 8x3TB
    • Update : IPMI virtual mount didn't help either, I think then with the USB drive being the only available device to install on it automatically attempted to install to the only storage available giving me the same error, then if I try to proceed further it gives me "No root file system" no root file system is defined, please correct this from the partitioning menu.
      Motherboard : SuperMicro X10SLL-F | i3-4170 @ 3.7ghz | 32gb ECC RAM
      PSU: EVGA 500w
      Case: Fractal Design Define R5
      Controller : Dell H310 flashed with IT Mode Firmware
      DATA: 8x3TB
    • captainwtf wrote:

      Nobody has any suggestions for this?
      So, it isn't detecting your usb drive you want to install OMV on?
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    • You can use the Debian Netinst ISO to install the core system and then manually install OMV. Don’t know exactly why there is a difference to the OMV ISO because it is using Debian Installer, too.
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      I must not fear.
      Fear is the mind-killer.
      Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
      I will face my fear.
      I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
      And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
      Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
      Only I will remain.

      Litany against fear by Bene Gesserit
    • Does detect the USB drive I want to install on. I've made sure the drive is empty and without partitions on it by running a clean with diskpart.

      I have tried alternate USB drives.

      Originally I was using a 16gb USB drive that had the OMV installer on it, trying to install on a 32gb flash drive, then I ran into odd issues where it said failed to partition selected disk and says "free space is too small to be automatically partitioned" but as I've said, USB drive is 32gb with NO partitions on it.

      So I also tried by wondering if it was trying to install on the same USB drive the install media was on, So I virtual mounted the 4.1.3 installer ISO through the IPMI console & presented it to my machine via virtual CD drive, Making the 32gb USB drive the ONLY storage available to the OMV installer (Unplugged my HBA for the install process) and it still gave me the same issue.

      I tested internal USB port on the board (USB 3.0) also used a USB 2.0 port on the rear of the board, no difference.

      Then I wondered if it was an issue with the installer, So I grabbed a OMV 3 installer & that worked without issue, No tinkering required.

      So it's some sort of an issue I'm having specific to OMV4 installer.

      Current motherboard in use is a Supermicro X10SLL-F, I have no drives/CD drives or other peripherals plugged in via SATA/USB. The only storage presented to the machine is via the USB drive I'm putting in for OS storage, as well as the HBA which is presenting my 8 drives to it but for the install process this was unplugged from the board.
      Motherboard : SuperMicro X10SLL-F | i3-4170 @ 3.7ghz | 32gb ECC RAM
      PSU: EVGA 500w
      Case: Fractal Design Define R5
      Controller : Dell H310 flashed with IT Mode Firmware
      DATA: 8x3TB
    • This sounds like the issue on github where it is creating a swap partition too large since OMV is allowing the debian installer to auto-calculate the swap partition size. This could be fixed by using Volker's idea of the Debian netinst image.
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    • votdev wrote:

      You can use the Debian Netinst ISO to install the core system and then manually install OMV. Don’t know exactly why there is a difference to the OMV ISO because it is using Debian Installer, too.
      Do you have an article somewhere on how to perform these steps.

      I think I saw something on how to install on Debian 9 and there was a OMV deb file somewhere, I probably just need to install the package huh. I'm a bit out of practice on my linux admin stuff cause now I live and breathe networking, windows sysadmin crap & vmware all day, never touch Linux much these days yet apparently anytime anyone does have to touch it at work I'm the go-to guy. Most of what I do have to deal/tinker with is Debian/RHEL based.
      Motherboard : SuperMicro X10SLL-F | i3-4170 @ 3.7ghz | 32gb ECC RAM
      PSU: EVGA 500w
      Case: Fractal Design Define R5
      Controller : Dell H310 flashed with IT Mode Firmware
      DATA: 8x3TB
    • That's the same thing I was getting with my usb drives and usb flash drives. Same error with 4.1.3 ISO. I thought about just installing 3.x over one of the other drives, but since mine is working I didn't bother to do that. So it does seem to be an issue with the iso or debian installer which is the same one I used. Then again I had iso installed problems with ubuntu in the past which are very similar to what this version is doing.
    • Yeaaaaaaaaaaa. I'm not sure what the deal is. It shouldn't be a compatibility issue with any of the hardware I have in this machine.

      Supermicro X10 board, I've tried the install with my HBA unplugged. i've tried different USB drives... just doesn't make sense.
      Motherboard : SuperMicro X10SLL-F | i3-4170 @ 3.7ghz | 32gb ECC RAM
      PSU: EVGA 500w
      Case: Fractal Design Define R5
      Controller : Dell H310 flashed with IT Mode Firmware
      DATA: 8x3TB