NVME disk problem linux version question.

Data0101

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I didn't know anything about Linux until 2 weeks ago and I don't really want to.
But!
I bough an NVME SSD Seagate 510 that I can't make use of it because only one Linux boot disk sees the drive.
I really want to install Windows on it, first it said MBR partition (was true) but now that I created a GPT part. it says it can't work with it.
Back to Linux.
Nothing else I can put my hand on will see it, but this 2016 version of Parted Magic with Linux 4.6.3
With in that if I go to command line I was able to see, delete the MBR part. create a GPT part. format it.
parted -l says "type Microsoft Basic data" I don't know what that means. also saw msftdata somewhere.
Along the way I think I also did a dd wiping and the Nwipe 0.17 (single pass) I also did and it sees the new GPT part as well.
But.
Even the 2017 version of bootable Parted Magic disk will not see the drive.
Version: GNU bash, version 4.3.46 (i586-slcakware-linux-gnu)
So most of this I don't understand, but mainly that after I wiped with nwipe, what else can I do for other things to see it ?!
On the computer.
It's a Dell 3440 SFF with RAID or AHCI (only see drive in AHCI)
Safe or non safe mode seem to make no difference. (I think it has to be in safe when installing windows, but before that, I would like to see the drive)
I also don't have a monitor so no GUI as linux just don't load HDMI (tv) drivers ?!
For windows info I am relying on the win10 installation (and fdisk) and Minitool bootable. Also have Reflect bootable.
Also made a windows SATA SSD and put this as a second drive but no joy, including Seagate software.
I follow instructions but can't find a file in linux file system as I have tried to run a seagate linux tool because I can't find the filed I copied to the USB, etc.
Thanks
 


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Try unplugging your Sata SSD and than try installing Windows.

I 'm not good with RAID setup's however, a quick Google search revealed that:

If you are using a SATA SSD drive, AHCI may be more suitable than RAID. If you are using multiple hard drives, RAID is a better choice.

You said you can't find the file that you copied to the USB.
What file exactly did you copy? And:
What program did you use to make your USB bootable?

You said:
***"I also don't have a monitor so no GUI as linux just don't load HDMI (tv) drivers ?!"***

Without a monitor it will be very hard to assist you with Linux.
 

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There are linuix tools under support for Seagate.
Seatools that doesn't boot right and SeaChest that doesn't erase and so on and so on. It's been a long week.
 

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What is the output of:

sudo fdisk -l
 

Data0101

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In what case?
In the case of the 2016 version, I include some pictures, (at different times over the week)
In any other case, it only returns the USB drive. Thus it can't see the SSD.
Since there are not many replies, is there another linux board that is more used?
thanks
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Looking at the screenshot's you took the two drives show.
I can clearly see /dev/sdc1 which is 57.8 Gig's and it looks like you have Windows 95 on that.
Also your nvme 465.8 Gig drive shows.
The Microsoft Basic Data that is showing on the nvme looks like a recovery partition with only 4 megabytes free. Having said that, with the Microsoft Basic Data taking up that much room you may have to shrink that partition if you want to use it for a dual boot with Linux.

So my next question is what Linux distribution are you using <or> trying to install to the nvme that the partition manager does not see?

And, when you have the Seagate Tool Manager up what happens when you select the /dev/nvme0n1 seagate firecuda? Does it give you any option to partition the nvme?
 
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Alexzee

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Using a more updated version of parted magic would be a better practice.


You can also use g-parted Live to partition your HDD's and or nvme.

 

Data0101

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Using a more updated version of parted magic would be a better practice.


You can also use g-parted Live to partition your HDD's and or nvme.

I will make a boot of what ever you want so I can take a screen cap showing only the boot drive.
No other parted magic boot worked.
I will need some time for that.
I know that shows W95 but as you can see it is a lunix prompt, it was some kind of linux boot disk, I don't know which was that, sysresccd , some kind of linux boot.
 

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The last one that I said was Debian boot was a Gnome partition editor.
The default menu option fails.
It says MNVE drive not ready and then it goes somewhere else, then I was able to get to command prompt and used fdisk there, but it didn't see the drive.
 

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Do you see all the different options I am presented with on this page?
I do get lost here.
What you want is Live CD/USB but hold off on that for a moment.

If you have already went into the BIOS and selected AHCI and Linux doesn't see your nvme than the only other thing you could try is to disable "Sata Operation" and see if you can install Linux.

An Arch user was able to solve the problem by disabeling the Sata Operation.

I recommend installing Linux Mint 20.

When I installed Linux Mint 19.3 it saw my brand new nvme M.2 drive-:)
 

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I download this gparted-live-1.2.0-1-i686.iso
Starts as the previous, but I see more options in the menu.
It will take time go through them.
I am pretty sure GUI will not start, but I will try anyway.
I already go thsi nmve: device not ready.: aborting reset.
NVme failed to set APS or something.
This is default option.......wait....this went into Gparted.
And the result is:
 

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I download this gparted-live-1.2.0-1-i686.iso
Starts as the previous, but I see more options in the menu.
It will take time go through them.
I am pretty sure GUI will not start, but I will try anyway.
I already go thsi nmve: device not ready.: aborting reset.
NVme failed to set APS or something.
This is default option.......wait....this went into Gparted.
And the result is:
Look in the upper right hand corner of gparted where it says /dev/sda.

Click on the arrow and see if the nvme shows up.
 
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