Can't detect my nvme SSD on Linux mint edge boot usb



Its years since i used windows, back then it was just format * [drive letter]
i supposed to do any other commands apart from clean
try format [if its an option] anything on the drive should get wiped
 
Its years since i used windows, back then it was just format * [drive letter]

try format [if its an option] anything on the drive should get wiped
i reformatted and it shows up like this in windows, is this correct or should the drive be unformatted?
 

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@banana789 - @osprey , at #63 on page 4, mentioned about GParted Live to check to see if it detected the Lexar.

Did you try that, and if so, what was the result, as you have not said?

TIA

Wizard
 
so right now im just currently stuck on what to do either..

1: clone windows to bigger drive and use smaller for linux until the drive is supported and switch back over
2: wait until it is supported however long that may be
 
I think I would go with option 1.

New Mint is often out end of June, but I note that in 2022 it was end July.

Nite

BTW there may be another option, but I just cannot think of it right now, my regrets.

Wiz
 
I think I would go with option 1.

New Mint is often out end of June, but I note that in 2022 it was end July.

Nite

BTW there may be another option, but I just cannot think of it right now, my regrets.

Wiz
no worries at all, you all hove done way too much for me.. i just gotta figure out how to clone windows to the new drive and then back onto the old one when its supported
 
just not sure how to clone windows and erase the other drive.. or if possible install windows 11 on the other drive with the bios installer.. is that possible ?

Also i saw this patch and was wondering if it is possible to use someway with mint ?
 
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So good news, I downloaded Ubuntu 24.4 and it kicks up the drive !!! I don't know how or why but I'll take it.. my question is, if I install it can I change it to cinnamon until Linux mint get it working ?
 
Ironically I was just on my way here to tell you some news.

, if I install it can I change it to cinnamon until Linux mint get it working ?

You can, but there may be a better option.

Ubuntu, whose main offering is known as Desktop (a variant of GNOME) also have Community Spins featuring different DEs (desktop environments). There are for example -

Kubuntu (KDE)
Xubuntu (Xfce)
Lubuntu (LXQt)
and so on.

A young fellow name of Joshua Peisach maintains one for Ubuntu Cinnamon, and is accredited with the Ubuntu people.

I have been using his product for 12 months.

I referenced this at my #44 on page 3, where I had downloaded the 24.04 Beta version.

The final release is now available and I have just installed it today and it works fine.

It uses kernel version 6.8.0-31 which will likely be the same as the one you have for Desktop

(you can check with a command in Terminal)

Code:
uname -r

If you want to download it, you can get it from here

https://ubuntucinnamon.org/?page_id=438

Wizard
 
Ironically I was just on my way here to tell you some news.



You can, but there may be a better option.

Ubuntu, whose main offering is known as Desktop (a variant of GNOME) also have Community Spins featuring different DEs (desktop environments). There are for example -

Kubuntu (KDE)
Xubuntu (Xfce)
Lubuntu (LXQt)
and so on.

A young fellow name of Joshua Peisach maintains one for Ubuntu Cinnamon, and is accredited with the Ubuntu people.

I have been using his product for 12 months.

I referenced this at my #44 on page 3, where I had downloaded the 24.04 Beta version.

The final release is now available and I have just installed it today and it works fine.

It uses kernel version 6.8.0-31 which will likely be the same as the one you have for Desktop

(you can check with a command in Terminal)

Code:
uname -r

If you want to download it, you can get it from here

https://ubuntucinnamon.org/?page_id=438

Wizard
So i installed ubuntu 24.4 and its working on the ssd.. so i just saw your post and downloaded ubuntu cinnamon the one you recommended and for some reason its not picking up that drive... is it because ubuntu is installed on it ?
 
Shouldn't be an issue but it obviously is, so I can't guess. Perhaps we are better off not rocking the boat, if you have 24.04 Desktop successfully installed.

I'll reboot into an Ubuntu and come back with ideas.
 
The following for when you are next online. Read it all first before acting on any of it.
  1. Did you get the Windows cloned to the smaller drive?
  2. If yes, does it work OK?
  3. If no, what are your plans, if any?
  4. If your Ubuntu 22.04 Desktop/(GNOME) is working OK, I would make the acquaintance of Timeshift first before attempting to introduce Cinnamon to the mix. Timeshift is a bit like Windows Restore, but it works better.

With any of the Timeshift install methods below, ignore any part that mentions installing a PPA (Personal Package Archive for teejeetech. Tony George, the original author of Timeshift, handed over maintenance of Timeshift in June 2022 to Linux Mint), and if using Terminal, instead use the following

Code:
sudo apt install timeshift



TIMESHIFT GUIDES

https://itsfoss.com/backup-restore-linux-timeshift/

https://www.fosslinux.com/34377/how-to-backup-and-restore-ubuntu-with-timeshift.htm

https://www.fossmint.com/backup-restore-linux-with-timeshift/

and this from Linux Lite Help Manual, and MX-Linux

https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/tutorials.html#timeshift

https://mxlinux.org/wiki/applications/timeshift/

or read about it and ask questions at my Thread here

https://www.linux.org/threads/timeshift-similar-solutions-safeguard-recover-your-linux.15241/

That last one is a long one, so I don't expect you to read it, but if you have any problems with Timeshift we can handle them there.

Timeshift snapshots are best stored on a separate drive, but given that may not be available to you at the moment, a temporary measure of letting it snapshot to a folder in your root partition (where your Ubuntu is) will do for now.

Once you have a snapshot of Ubuntu taken, we can actually add the Cinnamon Desktop to your existing installation, and be provided with a choice at login on which environment to boot into.
 
The following for when you are next online. Read it all first before acting on any of it.
  1. Did you get the Windows cloned to the smaller drive?
  2. If yes, does it work OK?
  3. If no, what are your plans, if any?
  4. If your Ubuntu 22.04 Desktop/(GNOME) is working OK, I would make the acquaintance of Timeshift first before attempting to introduce Cinnamon to the mix. Timeshift is a bit like Windows Restore, but it works better.

With any of the Timeshift install methods below, ignore any part that mentions installing a PPA (Personal Package Archive for teejeetech. Tony George, the original author of Timeshift, handed over maintenance of Timeshift in June 2022 to Linux Mint), and if using Terminal, instead use the following

Code:
sudo apt install timeshift



TIMESHIFT GUIDES

https://itsfoss.com/backup-restore-linux-timeshift/

https://www.fosslinux.com/34377/how-to-backup-and-restore-ubuntu-with-timeshift.htm

https://www.fossmint.com/backup-restore-linux-with-timeshift/

and this from Linux Lite Help Manual, and MX-Linux

https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/tutorials.html#timeshift

https://mxlinux.org/wiki/applications/timeshift/

or read about it and ask questions at my Thread here

https://www.linux.org/threads/timeshift-similar-solutions-safeguard-recover-your-linux.15241/

That last one is a long one, so I don't expect you to read it, but if you have any problems with Timeshift we can handle them there.

Timeshift snapshots are best stored on a separate drive, but given that may not be available to you at the moment, a temporary measure of letting it snapshot to a folder in your root partition (where your Ubuntu is) will do for now.

Once you have a snapshot of Ubuntu taken, we can actually add the Cinnamon Desktop to your existing installation, and be provided with a choice at login on which environment to boot into.
im not sure why its not showing.. really strange..

1: i did clone it to the bigger drive but had some issues with the drive being seen as primary drive
2: it worked but wouldnt boot off of it
3: my plan is to just get linux working on the bigger drive independent to windows
 
2: it worked but wouldnt boot off of it

You can open a terminal using Ctrl-Alt-t and there type in and enter (it will then ask for your password, type it in and press enter

Code:
sudo update-grub

Let that run through and when it is completed (won't take long), close down and reboot your machine.

See if it brings up a Grub Menu, which should feature both Ubuntu and Windows (may be referred to a Windows Manager)
 
You can open a terminal using Ctrl-Alt-t and there type in and enter (it will then ask for your password, type it in and press enter

Code:
sudo update-grub

Let that run through and when it is completed (won't take long), close down and reboot your machine.

See if it brings up a Grub Menu, which should feature both Ubuntu and Windows (may be referred to a Windows Manager)
my bad i read this wrong,, yes windows is on the smaller drive and works.. grub works too. i can select both and they both work
 

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