• Partitioning Issue on VMWare ESXi 5.5


    Hello. I’m trying to install from the latest Antergos media (antergos-2015.04.12-x86_64.iso) onto a VM on an ESXI environment. I tried it with two versions of the Cnchi installer (0.8.10 and 0.8.21).

    The Live Gnome environment starts OK. Network is detected and connected. The Cnchi update starts and I wait for it to finish the update. The latest Cnchi starts. The cursory selections of locale, keyboard layout and extra packages go through without a problem. At the Installation Type screen, I select ERASE DISK AND INSTALL ANTERGOS. At the AUTOMATIC INSTALLATION MODE, The only drive is selected for the install and the boot loader installation. Clicking the arrow for the next screen does not do anything.

    Selecting CHOOSE EXACTLY WHERE ANTERGOS SHOULD BE INSTALLED on the INSTALLATION TYPE gives me a blank Cnchi screen when I click next. No partition screen or anything else. From there, I cannot proceed.

    I’m prepare to give include any required logs. Thank you.

  • If you could grab the logs that would be great. You can find them in the /tmp directory.

    Cheers!

  • {Edit] I’m obviously a klutz on this… hahaha… I’ll just pasted them…

    Sure thing… Here they are… Thanks for your fast response.

    [pacman-boot.log](uploading 100%) [cnchi.log](uploading 100%)

    pacman-boot.log

    rm: cannot remove ‘/var/lib/pacman/db.lck’: No such file or directory
    :: Synchronizing package databases…
    downloading core.db…
    downloading core.db…
    downloading core.db…
    downloading core.db…
    downloading core.db…
    downloading extra.db…
    downloading community.db…
    downloading antergos.db…
    downloading antergos.db…
    downloading antergos.db…
    downloading antergos.db…
    downloading antergos.db…
    downloading multilib.db…
    downloading multilib.db…
    downloading multilib.db…
    downloading multilib.db…
    downloading multilib.db…
    7 8
    python: no process found
    rm: cannot remove ‘/var/lib/pacman/db.lck’: No such file or directory
    checking dependencies…

    Packages (1) cnchi-dev-0.8rc4-1

    Total Removed Size: 9.11 MiB

    :: Do you want to remove these packages? [Y/n]
    removing cnchi-dev…
    resolving dependencies…
    looking for conflicting packages…

    Packages (1) cnchi-0.8.21-1

    Total Download Size: 5.33 MiB
    Total Installed Size: 9.12 MiB

    :: Proceed with installation? [Y/n]
    :: Retrieving packages …
    downloading cnchi-0.8.21-1-any.pkg.tar.xz…
    downloading cnchi-0.8.21-1-any.pkg.tar.xz…
    downloading cnchi-0.8.21-1-any.pkg.tar.xz…
    downloading cnchi-0.8.21-1-any.pkg.tar.xz…
    downloading cnchi-0.8.21-1-any.pkg.tar.xz…
    checking keyring…
    checking package integrity…
    loading package files…
    checking for file conflicts…
    checking available disk space…
    installing cnchi…
    [2015-04-14 09:48:24] [cnchi] INFO: Using GTK v3.16.1
    [2015-04-14 09:48:24] [cnchi] INFO: Using pyalpm v0.7 as interface to libalpm v9.0.1
    [2015-04-14 09:48:24] [updater] WARNING: Could not find ‘update.info’ file. Cnchi will not be able to update itself.
    [2015-04-14 09:48:25] [main_window] INFO: Cnchi installer version 0.8.21
    [2015-04-14 09:48:25] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘welcome’ screen
    [2015-04-14 09:48:25] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘language’ screen
    [2015-04-14 09:48:31] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘location’ screen
    [2015-04-14 09:48:31] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘check’ screen
    [2015-04-14 09:48:31] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘desktop’ screen
    /usr/share/cnchi/cnchi/gtkbasebox.py:57: Warning: The property GtkWidget:margin-left is deprecated and shouldn’t be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version.
    self.ui.add_from_file(self.ui_file)
    [2015-04-14 09:48:31] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘features’ screen
    [2015-04-14 09:48:31] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘keymap’ screen
    [2015-04-14 09:48:31] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘timezone’ screen
    [2015-04-14 09:48:31] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘ask’ screen

    (cnchi.py:1026): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to set property GtkBox.halign to left: Could not parse enum: `left’
    [2015-04-14 09:48:31] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘automatic’ screen
    /usr/share/cnchi/cnchi/gtkbasebox.py:57: Warning: The property GtkMisc:xalign is deprecated and shouldn’t be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version.
    self.ui.add_from_file(self.ui_file)
    [2015-04-14 09:48:31] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘advanced’ screen
    [2015-04-14 09:48:31] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘user_info’ screen
    [2015-04-14 09:48:31] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘slides’ screen
    [2015-04-14 09:48:31] [timezone] DEBUG: We have connection. Let’s get our timezone
    [2015-04-14 09:48:32] [timezone] DEBUG: Timezone (latitude 29.4241, longitude -98.4936) detected.
    [2015-04-14 09:48:33] [check] INFO: We have Internet connection.
    [2015-04-14 09:48:33] [check] INFO: We’re connected to a power source.
    [2015-04-14 09:48:33] [check] INFO: We have enough disk space.
    [2015-04-14 09:48:33] [connectionpool] INFO: Starting new HTTP connection (1): www.archlinux.org
    [2015-04-14 09:48:33] [connectionpool] DEBUG: “GET /mirrors/status/json/ HTTP/1.1” 301 366
    [2015-04-14 09:48:33] [connectionpool] INFO: Starting new HTTPS connection (1): www.archlinux.org
    [2015-04-14 09:48:34] [connectionpool] DEBUG: “GET /mirrors/status/json/ HTTP/1.1” 200 None
    [2015-04-14 09:48:35] [rank_mirrors] DEBUG: Auto mirror selection has been run successfully
    [2015-04-14 09:48:39] [location] DEBUG: Selected location: English (US), United States
    [2015-04-14 09:48:39] [location] INFO: locale changed to : en_US.UTF-8
    [2015-04-14 09:48:39] [location] DEBUG: Selected country: United States
    [2015-04-14 09:48:39] [timezone] INFO: location changed to : America/Chicago
    [2015-04-14 09:48:43] [timezone] DEBUG: timezone human zone: Chicago
    [2015-04-14 09:48:43] [timezone] DEBUG: timezone country: US
    [2015-04-14 09:48:43] [timezone] DEBUG: timezone zone: America/Chicago
    [2015-04-14 09:48:43] [timezone] DEBUG: timezone human country: United States
    [2015-04-14 09:48:43] [timezone] DEBUG: timezone comment: Central Time
    [2015-04-14 09:48:43] [timezone] DEBUG: timezone latitude: 41.51
    [2015-04-14 09:48:43] [timezone] DEBUG: timezone longitude: -87.39
    [2015-04-14 09:48:43] [misc] INFO: locale changed to : en_US.UTF-8
    [2015-04-14 09:48:43] [misc] INFO: locale changed to : en_US.UTF-8
    [2015-04-14 09:48:44] [keymap] INFO: keyboard_layout is USA
    [2015-04-14 09:48:47] [desktop] INFO: Cnchi will install Antergos with the ‘gnome’ desktop
    unable to initialize libusb: -99
    [2015-04-14 09:49:01] [features] DEBUG: Selected ‘aur’ feature to install
    [2015-04-14 09:49:01] [features] DEBUG: Selected ‘firefox’ feature to install
    [2015-04-14 09:49:01] [features] DEBUG: Selected ‘fonts’ feature to install
    [2015-04-14 09:49:08] [automatic] DEBUG: VMware Virtual disk [12 GB] (/dev/sda)
    [2015-04-14 09:49:11] [automatic] INFO: Automatic install on /dev/sda
    [2015-04-14 09:49:11] [automatic] INFO: Cnchi will install Antergos on device /dev/sda
    [2015-04-14 09:49:11] [automatic] INFO: Antergos will install the bootloader ‘grub2’ in device '/dev/sda’
    SG_IO: bad/missing sense data, sb[]: 70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 c0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/usr/share/cnchi/cnchi/main_window.py”, line 381, in on_forward_button_clicked
    stored = self.current_page.store_values()
    File “/usr/share/cnchi/cnchi/installation/automatic.py”, line 182, in store_values
    self.start_installation()
    File “/usr/share/cnchi/cnchi/installation/automatic.py”, line 282, in start_installation
    ssd = {self.auto_device: fs.is_ssd(self.auto_device)}
    File “/usr/share/cnchi/cnchi/misc/misc.py”, line 175, in helper
    return func(*args, **kwargs)
    File “/usr/share/cnchi/cnchi/parted3/fs_module.py”, line 185, in is_ssd
    result = subprocess.check_output(cmd).decode()
    UnicodeDecodeError: ‘utf-8’ codec can’t decode byte 0xff in position 70: invalid start byte
    [2015-04-14 10:07:19] [automatic] DEBUG: VMware Virtual disk [12 GB] (/dev/sda)
    SG_IO: bad/missing sense data, sb[]: 70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 c0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

    (cnchi.py:1026): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_container_remove: assertion ‘gtk_widget_get_parent (widget) == GTK_WIDGET (container) || GTK_IS_ASSISTANT (container) || GTK_IS_ACTION_BAR (container) || GTK_IS_POPOVER_MENU (container)’ failed
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/usr/share/cnchi/cnchi/main_window.py”, line 392, in on_forward_button_clicked
    self.current_page.prepare(‘forwards’)
    File “/usr/share/cnchi/cnchi/installation/advanced.py”, line 1463, in prepare
    self.update_view()
    File “/usr/share/cnchi/cnchi/installation/advanced.py”, line 792, in update_view
    self.fill_partition_list()
    File “/usr/share/cnchi/cnchi/installation/advanced.py”, line 502, in fill_partition_list
    self.ssd[disk_path] = fs.is_ssd(disk_path)
    File “/usr/share/cnchi/cnchi/misc/misc.py”, line 175, in helper
    return func(*args, **kwargs)
    File “/usr/share/cnchi/cnchi/parted3/fs_module.py”, line 185, in is_ssd
    result = subprocess.check_output(cmd).decode()
    UnicodeDecodeError: ‘utf-8’ codec can’t decode byte 0xff in position 70: invalid start byte
    [2015-04-14 10:20:41] [automatic] DEBUG: VMware Virtual disk [12 GB] (/dev/sda)
    [2015-04-14 10:20:46] [automatic] INFO: Automatic install on /dev/sda
    [2015-04-14 10:20:46] [automatic] INFO: Cnchi will install Antergos on device /dev/sda
    [2015-04-14 10:20:46] [automatic] INFO: Antergos will install the bootloader ‘grub2’ in device '/dev/sda’
    SG_IO: bad/missing sense data, sb[]: 70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 c0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/usr/share/cnchi/cnchi/main_window.py”, line 381, in on_forward_button_clicked
    stored = self.current_page.store_values()
    File “/usr/share/cnchi/cnchi/installation/automatic.py”, line 182, in store_values
    self.start_installation()
    File “/usr/share/cnchi/cnchi/installation/automatic.py”, line 282, in start_installation
    ssd = {self.auto_device: fs.is_ssd(self.auto_device)}
    File “/usr/share/cnchi/cnchi/misc/misc.py”, line 175, in helper
    return func(*args, **kwargs)
    File “/usr/share/cnchi/cnchi/parted3/fs_module.py”, line 185, in is_ssd
    result = subprocess.check_output(cmd).decode()
    UnicodeDecodeError: ‘utf-8’ codec can’t decode byte 0xff in position 70: invalid start byte
    [2015-04-14 10:20:59] [automatic] INFO: Automatic install on /dev/sda
    [2015-04-14 10:20:59] [automatic] INFO: Cnchi will install Antergos on device /dev/sda
    [2015-04-14 10:20:59] [automatic] INFO: Antergos will install the bootloader ‘grub2’ in device '/dev/sda’
    SG_IO: bad/missing sense data, sb[]: 70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 c0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

  • cnchi.log

    [2015-04-14 09:48:24] [cnchi] INFO: Using GTK v3.16.1
    [2015-04-14 09:48:24] [cnchi] INFO: Using pyalpm v0.7 as interface to libalpm v9.0.1
    [2015-04-14 09:48:24] [updater] WARNING: Could not find ‘update.info’ file. Cnchi will not be able to update itself.
    [2015-04-14 09:48:25] [main_window] INFO: Cnchi installer version 0.8.21
    [2015-04-14 09:48:25] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘welcome’ screen
    [2015-04-14 09:48:25] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘language’ screen
    [2015-04-14 09:48:31] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘location’ screen
    [2015-04-14 09:48:31] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘check’ screen
    [2015-04-14 09:48:31] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘desktop’ screen
    [2015-04-14 09:48:31] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘features’ screen
    [2015-04-14 09:48:31] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘keymap’ screen
    [2015-04-14 09:48:31] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘timezone’ screen
    [2015-04-14 09:48:31] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘ask’ screen
    [2015-04-14 09:48:31] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘automatic’ screen
    [2015-04-14 09:48:31] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘advanced’ screen
    [2015-04-14 09:48:31] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘user_info’ screen
    [2015-04-14 09:48:31] [gtkbasebox] DEBUG: Loading ‘slides’ screen
    [2015-04-14 09:48:31] [timezone] DEBUG: We have connection. Let’s get our timezone
    [2015-04-14 09:48:32] [timezone] DEBUG: Timezone (latitude 29.4241, longitude -98.4936) detected.
    [2015-04-14 09:48:33] [check] INFO: We have Internet connection.
    [2015-04-14 09:48:33] [check] INFO: We’re connected to a power source.
    [2015-04-14 09:48:33] [check] INFO: We have enough disk space.
    [2015-04-14 09:48:33] [connectionpool] INFO: Starting new HTTP connection (1): www.archlinux.org
    [2015-04-14 09:48:33] [connectionpool] DEBUG: “GET /mirrors/status/json/ HTTP/1.1” 301 366
    [2015-04-14 09:48:33] [connectionpool] INFO: Starting new HTTPS connection (1): www.archlinux.org
    [2015-04-14 09:48:34] [connectionpool] DEBUG: “GET /mirrors/status/json/ HTTP/1.1” 200 None
    [2015-04-14 09:48:35] [rank_mirrors] DEBUG: Auto mirror selection has been run successfully
    [2015-04-14 09:48:39] [location] DEBUG: Selected location: English (US), United States
    [2015-04-14 09:48:39] [location] INFO: locale changed to : en_US.UTF-8
    [2015-04-14 09:48:39] [location] DEBUG: Selected country: United States
    [2015-04-14 09:48:39] [timezone] INFO: location changed to : America/Chicago
    [2015-04-14 09:48:43] [timezone] DEBUG: timezone human zone: Chicago
    [2015-04-14 09:48:43] [timezone] DEBUG: timezone country: US
    [2015-04-14 09:48:43] [timezone] DEBUG: timezone zone: America/Chicago
    [2015-04-14 09:48:43] [timezone] DEBUG: timezone human country: United States
    [2015-04-14 09:48:43] [timezone] DEBUG: timezone comment: Central Time
    [2015-04-14 09:48:43] [timezone] DEBUG: timezone latitude: 41.51
    [2015-04-14 09:48:43] [timezone] DEBUG: timezone longitude: -87.39
    [2015-04-14 09:48:43] [misc] INFO: locale changed to : en_US.UTF-8
    [2015-04-14 09:48:43] [misc] INFO: locale changed to : en_US.UTF-8
    [2015-04-14 09:48:44] [keymap] INFO: keyboard_layout is USA
    [2015-04-14 09:48:47] [desktop] INFO: Cnchi will install Antergos with the ‘gnome’ desktop
    [2015-04-14 09:49:01] [features] DEBUG: Selected ‘aur’ feature to install
    [2015-04-14 09:49:01] [features] DEBUG: Selected ‘firefox’ feature to install
    [2015-04-14 09:49:01] [features] DEBUG: Selected ‘fonts’ feature to install
    [2015-04-14 09:49:08] [automatic] DEBUG: VMware Virtual disk [12 GB] (/dev/sda)
    [2015-04-14 09:49:11] [automatic] INFO: Automatic install on /dev/sda
    [2015-04-14 09:49:11] [automatic] INFO: Cnchi will install Antergos on device /dev/sda
    [2015-04-14 09:49:11] [automatic] INFO: Antergos will install the bootloader ‘grub2’ in device ‘/dev/sda’
    [2015-04-14 10:07:19] [automatic] DEBUG: VMware Virtual disk [12 GB] (/dev/sda)
    [2015-04-14 10:20:41] [automatic] DEBUG: VMware Virtual disk [12 GB] (/dev/sda)
    [2015-04-14 10:20:46] [automatic] INFO: Automatic install on /dev/sda
    [2015-04-14 10:20:46] [automatic] INFO: Cnchi will install Antergos on device /dev/sda
    [2015-04-14 10:20:46] [automatic] INFO: Antergos will install the bootloader ‘grub2’ in device ‘/dev/sda’
    [2015-04-14 10:20:59] [automatic] INFO: Automatic install on /dev/sda
    [2015-04-14 10:20:59] [automatic] INFO: Cnchi will install Antergos on device /dev/sda
    [2015-04-14 10:20:59] [automatic] INFO: Antergos will install the bootloader ‘grub2’ in device ‘/dev/sda’

  • hmmm…I’ve never seen this before, there mnust be an issue with your VM disk file.

    SG_IO: bad/missing sense data, sb[]: 70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 c0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    

    We do all of our testing on Virtualbox. I’m afraid we cannot promise that it will work on other virtualization platforms. Sorry!

  • Well, it might have something to do with the SCSI Controller driver for ESXi 5.5. I deleted the SCSI virtual disk and created an IDE virtual drive and it worked. I’m unsure how to proceed or whether this is a kernel issue or not.

    One or the things I did was run:

    hdparm -I /dev/sda

    you get the same sg_io error… And show corrupt data for the HD serial number and model.

    However with the IDE drive, the error is gone and the drive data is shown fine. I’ll see if I can try changing the SCSI driver in ESXi and possibly report back if anything changes. Thanks.

  • @Francisco-Zaleta Okay, let us know how it goes!

  • Thanks for the suggestion Francisco! I was having the same issue in VMware Fusion 7.1.1. Changing the virtual disk from SCSI to IDE resolved the issue.

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