Calamares installer and gparted are having an argument.

Briefly describe your issue below:

In short, gparted displays partition information correctly, however what the calamares installer sees is…very strange. See attached screenshot.

What version of Parrot are you running? (include version (e.g. 4.6), edition(e.g. Home//KDE/OVA, etc.), and architecture (currently we only support amd64)

Latest 4.9 iso (downloaded less than a week ago anyway) live 64 bit.

What method did you use to install Parrot? (Debian Standard / Debian GTK / parrot-experimental)
Trying to install it actually, it’s running in live mode fairly stable and sensible other than this problem.

Configured to multiboot with other systems? (yes / no)
It will be set up to coexist with W10.

If there are any similar issues or solutions, link to them below:
The non-calamares installer just crashes when I try to run it. Not sure what’s going on there.

If there are any error messages or relevant logs, post them below:


Format the partition using gparted and launch the installer, do the things you do and when it comes to the partition menu, if you get the option “replace a partition” select it. Replace the partition.

I hope this helps.

Tried this a couple different ways using a few different utilies, calamares still sees things as being very, very wrong.

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