Lubuntu Installation Error: "There is no partition to install on"

I am trying to install Lubuntu on my old Dell Latitude e5510. I have used rufus to create bootable usb and have succesfully booted up inside Lubuntu. But when I try to install it I face the subjected error.

I have checked AHCI and UEFI mode from BIOS to no avail.

I have also created ext3 partition with gparted but it is also not detected.

Please help!!!

Version: Focal Fossa

Logs and screenshots may be helpful here.

Hello, I am just starting out with lubuntu. Can you please guide me what kind of logs will be helpful and the commands. Thank you.

I presume you can figure out a screenshot. The logs of the installation process are at $HOME/.cache/Calamares/session.log. Each attempt at using the installer will append to the log, so you should start a brand new boot and then grab the log.

Never seen this one before. Part of the installation is selecting keyboard layout, language, locale, then moving into partitioning.
This runs without needing access to the HDD/SSD.
Why ext3 and not ext4?
I think your problem is in the partitioning section of install, you really need to do this properly and choose the right mount points (they are NOT selected automatically) plus ticking the “format” boxes if it’s a clean install.

EDIT: just tested this. It’s actually not possible proceed with the installation without selecting a mount point. Mysterious.

Installer Screenshot:

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Calamares session log
    === START CALAMARES 3.2.20
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: void CalamaresApplication::init() 
     Calamares version: 3.2.20 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: void CalamaresApplication::init() 
             languages: "ar, as, ast, be, bg, ca, cs_CZ, da, de, el, en, en_GB, eo, es, es_MX, es_PR, et, eu, fi_FI, fr, gl, he, hi, hr, hu, id, is, it_IT, ja, ko, lt, ml, mr, nb, nl, pl, pt_BR, pt_PT, ro, ru, sk, sl, sq, sr, sr@latin, sv, th, tr_TR, uk, zh_CN, zh_TW" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: void CalamaresApplication::initQmlPath() 
     Using Calamares QML directory "/usr/share/calamares/qml" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: Calamares::Branding::Branding(const QString&, QObject*) 
     Using Calamares branding file at "/etc/calamares/branding/lubuntu/branding.desc" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [2]: WARNING: Branding module-setting *windowPlacement* interpreted as "free" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: Calamares::Branding::Branding(const QString&, QObject*) 
     Loaded branding component "lubuntu" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: bool tryLoad(QTranslator*, const QString&, const QString&) 
      ..  Loaded QRC translation "tz_" "en" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: bool tryLoad(QTranslator*, const QString&, const QString&) 
      ..  Loaded QRC translation "calamares_" "en" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: void CalamaresApplication::init() 
     STARTUP: initSettings, initQmlPath, initBranding done 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: void CalamaresApplication::init() 
     STARTUP: initModuleManager: module init started 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: void Calamares::ModuleManager::doInit() 
     Found 51 modules 51 names 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: void CalamaresApplication::initView() 
     STARTUP: initModuleManager: all modules init done 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: void CalamaresApplication::initView() 
     STARTUP: initJobQueue done 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: CalamaresWindow::CalamaresWindow(QWidget*) 
     Available desktop QSize(1366, 736) minimum size QSize(1024, 520) 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: CalamaresWindow::CalamaresWindow(QWidget*) 
      ..  Proposed window size: 1024 520 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [0]: Icon theme "elementary" not found.
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [2]: WARNING: The branding component "/etc/calamares/branding/lubuntu" does not ship stylesheet.qss. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: void CalamaresApplication::initView() 
     STARTUP: CalamaresWindow created; loadModules started 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: void Calamares::Module::loadConfigurationFile(const QString&) 
     Loaded module configuration "/etc/calamares/modules/welcome.conf" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: void WelcomePage::initLanguages() 
     Matching locale QLocale(C, Default, Default) 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: void WelcomePage::initLanguages() 
      ..  Matching approximate locale QLocale::C 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: void WelcomePage::initLanguages() 
      ..  Matching English (US) 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: void WelcomePage::initLanguages() 
      ..  Matched with index 10 "en_US" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: virtual bool BrandingLoader::tryLoad(QTranslator*) 
      ..  Branding using default, system locale not found: "en_US" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: bool tryLoad(QTranslator*, const QString&, const QString&) 
      ..  Loaded QRC translation "tz_" "en_US" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: bool tryLoad(QTranslator*, const QString&, const QString&) 
      ..  Loaded QRC translation "calamares_" "en_US" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: WelcomePage::WelcomePage(QWidget*) 
     Welcome string false "Lubuntu" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [0]:   OpenType support missing for "Ubuntu", script 12
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [0]:   OpenType support missing for "Mukti Narrow", script 12
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [0]:   OpenType support missing for "Ubuntu", script 11
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [0]:   OpenType support missing for "Ubuntu", script 19
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [2]: WARNING: Invalid YAML data for GeoIPJSON 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: virtual void Calamares::ViewModule::loadSelf() 
     ViewModule "welcome@welcome" loading complete. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: void Calamares::Module::loadConfigurationFile(const QString&) 
     Loaded module configuration "/etc/calamares/modules/locale.conf" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: virtual void Calamares::ViewModule::loadSelf() 
     ViewModule "locale@locale" loading complete. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:12 [6]: void Calamares::Module::loadConfigurationFile(const QString&) 
     No config file for "keyboard" found anywhere at 
     "/etc/calamares/modules/keyboard.conf" 
     "/usr/share/calamares/modules/keyboard.conf" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: virtual void Calamares::ViewModule::loadSelf() 
     ViewModule "keyboard@keyboard" loading complete. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::Module::loadConfigurationFile(const QString&) 
     Loaded module configuration "/etc/calamares/modules/partition.conf" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: CalamaresUtils::Partition::InternalManager::InternalManager() 
     KPMCore backend starting .. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [8]: Loaded backend plugin:  "pmsfdiskbackendplugin"
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: CalamaresUtils::Partition::InternalManager::InternalManager() 
      ..  Backend @ 0x56525aa079a0 "pmsfdiskbackendplugin" "1" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: CalamaresUtils::Partition::KPMManager::KPMManager() 
     KPMManager 1 created. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: virtual void PartitionViewStep::setConfigurationMap(const QVariantMap&) 
     Setting firmwareType to "efi" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: QString PartUtils::findFS(QString, FileSystem::Type*) 
     Found filesystem "ext4" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: virtual void PartitionViewStep::setConfigurationMap(const QVariantMap&) 
     Partition-module setting *defaultFileSystemType* "ext4" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: QString PartUtils::findFS(QString, FileSystem::Type*) 
     Found filesystem "ext4" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: virtual void Calamares::ViewModule::loadSelf() 
     ViewModule "partition@partition" loading complete. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::Module::loadConfigurationFile(const QString&) 
     Loaded module configuration "/etc/calamares/modules/users.conf" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: virtual void Calamares::ViewModule::loadSelf() 
     ViewModule "users@users" loading complete. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: virtual void Calamares::ViewModule::loadSelf() 
     ViewModule "summary@summary" loading complete. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::ModuleManager::loadModules() 
     Module "partition@partition" already loaded. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: Calamares::ExecutionViewStep::ExecutionViewStep(QObject*) 
     QML import paths: 
     "/usr/share/calamares/qml" 
     "/usr/bin" 
     "qrc:/qt-project.org/imports" 
     "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/qml" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::Module::loadConfigurationFile(const QString&) 
     Loaded module configuration "/etc/calamares/modules/mount.conf" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::Module::loadConfigurationFile(const QString&) 
     Loaded module configuration "/etc/calamares/modules/unpackfs.conf" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::Module::loadConfigurationFile(const QString&) 
     Loaded module configuration "/etc/calamares/modules/machineid.conf" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [2]: WARNING: MachineId: configuration setting *symlink* is deprecated, use *dbus-symlink*. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: virtual void Calamares::CppJobModule::loadSelf() 
     CppJobModule "machineid@machineid" loading complete. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::Module::loadConfigurationFile(const QString&) 
     Loaded module configuration "/etc/calamares/modules/fstab.conf" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::ModuleManager::loadModules() 
     Module "locale@locale" already loaded. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::ModuleManager::loadModules() 
     Module "keyboard@keyboard" already loaded. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: virtual void Calamares::CppJobModule::loadSelf() 
     CppJobModule "luksbootkeyfile@luksbootkeyfile" loading complete. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::ModuleManager::loadModules() 
     Module "users@users" already loaded. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::Module::loadConfigurationFile(const QString&) 
     Loaded module configuration "/etc/calamares/modules/displaymanager.conf" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::Module::loadConfigurationFile(const QString&) 
     Loaded module configuration "/etc/calamares/modules/before_bootloader_mkdirs_context.conf" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: virtual void Calamares::CppJobModule::loadSelf() 
     CppJobModule "contextualprocess@before_bootloader_mkdirs" loading complete. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::Module::loadConfigurationFile(const QString&) 
     Loaded module configuration "/etc/calamares/modules/shellprocess_bug-LP#1829805.conf" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: virtual void Calamares::CppJobModule::loadSelf() 
     CppJobModule "shellprocess@bug-LP#1829805" loading complete. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::Module::loadConfigurationFile(const QString&) 
     No config file for "initramfs" found anywhere at 
     "/etc/calamares/modules/initramfs.conf" 
     "/usr/share/calamares/modules/initramfs.conf" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: virtual void Calamares::CppJobModule::loadSelf() 
     CppJobModule "initramfs@initramfs" loading complete. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::Module::loadConfigurationFile(const QString&) 
     Loaded module configuration "/etc/calamares/modules/grubcfg.conf" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::Module::loadConfigurationFile(const QString&) 
     Loaded module configuration "/etc/calamares/modules/before_bootloader_context.conf" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: virtual void Calamares::CppJobModule::loadSelf() 
     CppJobModule "contextualprocess@before_bootloader" loading complete. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::Module::loadConfigurationFile(const QString&) 
     Loaded module configuration "/etc/calamares/modules/bootloader.conf" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::Module::loadConfigurationFile(const QString&) 
     Loaded module configuration "/etc/calamares/modules/after_bootloader_context.conf" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: virtual void Calamares::CppJobModule::loadSelf() 
     CppJobModule "contextualprocess@after_bootloader" loading complete. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::Module::loadConfigurationFile(const QString&) 
     Loaded module configuration "/etc/calamares/modules/automirror.conf" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::Module::loadConfigurationFile(const QString&) 
     Loaded module configuration "/etc/calamares/modules/shellprocess_add386arch.conf" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: virtual void Calamares::CppJobModule::loadSelf() 
     CppJobModule "shellprocess@add386arch" loading complete. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::Module::loadConfigurationFile(const QString&) 
     Loaded module configuration "/etc/calamares/modules/packages.conf" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::Module::loadConfigurationFile(const QString&) 
     Loaded module configuration "/etc/calamares/modules/shellprocess_logs.conf" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: virtual void Calamares::CppJobModule::loadSelf() 
     CppJobModule "shellprocess@logs" loading complete. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::Module::loadConfigurationFile(const QString&) 
     No config file for "umount" found anywhere at 
     "/etc/calamares/modules/umount.conf" 
     "/usr/share/calamares/modules/umount.conf" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::Module::loadConfigurationFile(const QString&) 
     Loaded module configuration "/etc/calamares/modules/finished.conf" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: virtual void Calamares::ViewModule::loadSelf() 
     ViewModule "finished@finished" loading complete. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void CalamaresApplication::initViewSteps() 
     STARTUP: loadModules for all modules done 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void Calamares::ModuleManager::checkRequirements() 
     Checking module requirements .. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void CalamaresApplication::initViewSteps() 
     STARTUP: Window now visible and ProgressTreeView populated 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void CalamaresApplication::initViewSteps() 
      ..  8 view steps loaded. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: WelcomeViewStep::setConfigurationMap(const QVariantMap&)::<lambda()> 
     GeoIP result for welcome= "" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void WelcomeViewStep::setCountry(const QString&, CalamaresUtils::GeoIP::Handler*) 
     Unusable country code "" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void logGeoIPHandler(CalamaresUtils::GeoIP::Handler*) 
      ..  Obtained from "https://ipapi.co/json"  ( 1 "country" ) 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: Calamares::RequirementsList GeneralRequirements::checkRequirements() 
     Need at least storage bytes: 8589934592 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: QList<Device*> PartUtils::getDevices(PartUtils::DeviceType, qint64) 
     Removing unsuitable devices: 0 candidates. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void PartitionCoreModule::doInit() 
     LIST OF DETECTED DEVICES: 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void PartitionCoreModule::doInit() 
     node	capacity	name	prettyName 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: void PartitionCoreModule::doInit() 
      ..  0 devices detected. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:13 [6]: KeyboardPage::onListVariantCurrentItemChanged(QListWidgetItem*, QListWidgetItem*)::<lambda()> 
     xkbmap selection changed to:  "us" - "" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:14 [6]: Calamares::RequirementsList GeneralRequirements::checkRequirements() 
     Need at least ram bytes: 536870912 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:14 [6]: bool GeneralRequirements::checkHasPower() 
     A battery exists, checking for mains power. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:14 [6]: Calamares::RequirementsList GeneralRequirements::checkRequirements() 
     GeneralRequirements output: 
     enoughStorage :   true 
     enoughRam :   true 
     hasPower :   false 
     hasInternet :   true 
     isRoot :   true 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:14 [6]: void Calamares::RequirementsChecker::addCheckedRequirements(Calamares::RequirementsList) 
     Added 5 requirement results 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:14 [6]: void Calamares::RequirementsChecker::reportProgress() 
     Remaining modules: 2 
     "locale" 
     "partition" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:15 [2]: WARNING: Invalid YAML data for GeoIPJSON 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:15 [2]: WARNING: GeoIP lookup at "https://ipapi.co/json" failed. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:15 [6]: void Calamares::RequirementsChecker::reportProgress() 
     Remaining modules: 1 
     "partition" 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:16 [6]: OsproberEntryList PartUtils::runOsprober(PartitionCoreModule*) 
     os-prober gave no output. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:16 [6]: void BootLoaderModel::init(const QList<Device*>&) 
     BLM::init with 0 devices 0 rows 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:16 [0]: QDBusError("org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed", "Cannot launch daemon, file not found or permissions invalid")
2020-12-03 - 06:03:16 [2]: WARNING: system is EFI but no EFI system partitions found. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:16 [6]: void Calamares::RequirementsChecker::addCheckedRequirements(Calamares::RequirementsList) 
     Added 1 requirement results 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:16 [6]: void Calamares::RequirementsChecker::finished() 
     All requirements have been checked. 
2020-12-03 - 06:03:16 [6]: void Calamares::RequirementsChecker::finished() 
      ..  requirement 5 "partitions" is not satisfied.

Partitions shown in gparted:

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Please go into the firmware settings and check, that the SATA controller is set to AHCI.

How many disks do you have? Check it also in Windows, if you have it installed.

sudo parted --list

Do you have Windows installed and if yes, is it installed in EFI or in the BIOS (legacy) mode?

If you delete /dev/sda3, so that you have unallocated space, does the installer still show the same error?

Yes, I have already checked that the SATA controller is set to AHCI. I booted Lubuntu in UEFI mode.

I have also checked the setup with unallocated space and it shows the same error.

I see a lot of DBus errors in the log file. This might cause the troubles you have.

Please check the downloaded ISO file with the SHA256 hash sum and control, that it is equal with the expected result.

How did you create the installation medium?

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I created the installation usb with rufus.

Which options did you use?

I was doing it for the first time so I used all the default options.

Your screenshot in post #5 is the very first screen of the installer, so it seems it doesn’t even find your harddisk. Why have you made ext3 and not ext4?

Those DBus errors are certainly part of the problem. I agree with what was said earlier: hashes should be verified. Also, Rufus is not always 100% reliable. Try balenaEtcher instead.

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