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[OPEN] NVMe drivers and installation

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Re: [OPEN] NVMe drivers and installation

Post by 8bit » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:56 pm

Erik,
I had some free time last night after work and tried another install of ArcoLinux to my work PC with the Samsung NVMe SSD and noticed that when asked to manually partition the drive within Calamares, I'm only given the option of MBR and not GPT. Is that correct? In fact, as best as I could tell, regardless of which partition method you choose, MBR was the only available option.

I read in another Arch forums that GPT should be used instead with Arch and NVMe SSDs.

Is my thinking correct and if so, how can I select GPT during the installation within Calamares? MBR was the only option.

My Ubuntu install, that works and loads properly, is GPT.

Thoughts?

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Re: [OPEN] NVMe drivers and installation

Post by 8bit » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:46 pm

Per the UEFI specificaiton, GPT is required to boot from.

Any ideas as to how we might get around this?

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Re: [OPEN] NVMe drivers and installation

Post by erikdubois » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:15 pm

How about this article

https://arcolinuxd.com/5-the-actual-ins ... se-1-uefi/

and scroll down to

wipefs -a /dev/sda
sgdisk -Z /dev/sda

And try to do that first.
Then any old residu from mbr/efi is gone.
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Re: [OPEN] NVMe drivers and installation

Post by 8bit » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:46 pm

I'm happy to report that I am typing this from my new ArcoLinux Installation!!

The problem, as best as I can tell is due to MBR being used during the installation via Calamares along with Secure Boot.

For the heck of it, I disabled Secure Boot, selected legacy ROMS within the bios with no EFI and my installation finished and I am booted into ArcoLinux.

I think another workaround for anyone having this issue would be to format your NVMe drive using gparted as GPT then boot the installer and install AL. You could also use gdisk to convert it.

I am surprised that ArcoLinux could boot from my Samsung NVMe drive using the BIOS rather than UEFI.

Regardless, I'm a happy camper!!

Thank you all for your help!

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Re: [OPEN] NVMe drivers and installation

Post by erikdubois » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:54 pm

In a few weeks it is up to me...
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Re: [OPEN] NVMe drivers and installation

Post by erikdubois » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:28 pm

The installation went well.
I did the standard installation of ArcoLinux. No manual partitioning.
Just blind install like I have showed in many video's.

This is the documentation of the installation.

https://arcolinux.com/installing-arcoli ... -nvme-m-2/
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Re: [OPEN] NVMe drivers and installation

Post by erikdubois » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:29 pm

Reading your post again and since I had no problem what soever I think it must have been a BIOS or setup issue.
Secure boot might have been it.

It is disabled on mine.
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