[SOLVED]Fresh Install on New SSD

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[SOLVED]Fresh Install on New SSD

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Hey,

So I installed (I think I did) to a brand new SSD. It looks like my drive is recognized and there is stuff in it. Every time I change the boot priority, it will not boot (I get the select boot device prompt)..

After I put in the inxi -Fz command here is what I got...

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System:    Host: mint Kernel: 4.4.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.6  Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
Machine:   Mobo: MSI model: B85-G41 PC Mate(MS-7850) v: 1.0
           Bios: American Megatrends v: V2.9 date: 03/30/2015
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-4430 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB 
           clock speeds: max: 3200 MHz 1: 2134 MHz 2: 3126 MHz 3: 3112 MHz
           4: 3098 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GM204 [GeForce GTX 970]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.8, 256 bits)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 NVIDIA GM204 High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-53-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 290.6GB (6.2% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Crucial_CT275MX3 size: 275.1GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: USB_2.0_FD size: 15.5GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 7.9G used: 47M (1%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 17.10GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 175 Uptime: 10 min Memory: 853.0/15975.9MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35 
I hope this information can help you guys help me. I will get whatever information i can
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Re: Fresh Install on New SSD

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Hello chlorophil Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)

I don't see a root file system there :?

There is a swap ID-2: swap-1 size: 17.10GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3, but no installed system.

Which installation option did you choose :?:
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Re: Fresh Install on New SSD

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I used "Erase disk and Install Linux Mint" option.

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Re: Fresh Install on New SSD

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Open a terminal and run the command:

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sudo os-prober
Copy the result here.
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Re: Fresh Install on New SSD

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Here is what I got:

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/dev/sda2:Linux Mint 18.1 Serena (18.1):LinuxMint:linux

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Re: Fresh Install on New SSD

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Strange output.

inxi output doesn't seem to show anything installed in a root partition.

os-prober found Mint in the Swap partition.

Wierd.

Post back with following output from terminal:

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sudo parted --list
While waiting for further responses, reboot computer, go into UEFI/Bios Settings and look for area showing "Boot Mode" of computer. If it's booting in UEFI mode, try switching to Legacy/CSM/Bios mode (or wording to that effect) and see if Mint now boots.
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Re: Fresh Install on New SSD

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Ok here is what showed up:

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Model: ATA Crucial_CT275MX3 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 275GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End    Size    File system     Name                  Flags
 1      1049kB  538MB  537MB   fat32           EFI System Partition  boot, esp
 2      538MB   258GB  257GB   ext4
 3      258GB   275GB  17.1GB  linux-swap(v1)


Model: PNY USB 2.0 FD (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 15.5GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      1049kB  15.5GB  15.5GB  primary  fat32        boot, lba


As for the boot option it is in UEFI/Legacy.

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Re: Fresh Install on New SSD

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@ chlorophil
Every time I change the boot priority, it will not boot (I get the select boot device prompt)..
Did the computer boot into LM 18.1 when you selected the correct boot priority, ie boot first from internal HDD.?

Did you disable Secure Boot, Fast Boot and CSM, and boot the Live LM 18.1 USB/DVD in UEFI mode.?
Was the "Device for boot loader installation" selected as the EFI System Partition(= ESP = fat32/537MB).?

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Re: Fresh Install on New SSD

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michael louwe wrote:@ chlorophil
Every time I change the boot priority, it will not boot (I get the select boot device prompt)..
Did the computer boot into LM 18.1 when you selected the correct boot priority, ie boot first from internal HDD.?

Did you disable Secure Boot, Fast Boot and CSM, and boot the Live LM 18.1 USB/DVD in UEFI mode.?
Was the "Device for boot loader installation" selected as the EFI System Partition(= ESP = fat32/537MB).?
The computer did not boot when I selected the correct boot priority (the SSD).

According to MSI secure boot is always disabled on this motherboard (I cannot find it in the BIOS). Fast boot is disabled. I have been booting from the USB stick I made no problem.

Not sure about the last question. I'll try my best to give an answer...I don't think I picked the usb stick for the partition, but I don't remember it asking me about what device to install it on, now that I think about it. Should I try to reinstall it?

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Re: Fresh Install on New SSD

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@ chlorophil

About "Device for boot loader installation", please refer to ...
http://www.ubuntubuzz.com/2016/12/how-t ... ition.html

In modern UEFI computers, you can boot a USB-stick or DVD in UEFI or Legacy/BIOS mode by making the appropriate selection in the UEFI/BIOS Boot settings which is usually accessed with the F2/F10/F12/Delete/Esc key during start-up.

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Re: Fresh Install on New SSD

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Ok I deleted the partitions and reinstalled on the SSD.

I tried to boot using the boot menu (F11 for me) and picked the SSD.

Next I got a few green lines and the Mint Logo and then waited, but my monitor falls asleep.

Man, being on a learning curve is frustrating. Not sure what is going on.

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Re: Fresh Install on New SSD

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@ chlorophil

Likely, the problem is with the proprietary NVIDIA GM204 [GeForce GTX 970] graphics card. For the fix, please refer to ...
https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_serena_cinnamon.php

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Re: Fresh Install on New SSD

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Ok I did the nomodeset on the install and actually got into Linux mint!

but...

When I run the driver manager it will not set me download/switch the driver. It get a few error messages. I was wondering do I have to do the nomodeset thing when I am installing Linux initially and install the drivers before the actual OS install?

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Re: Fresh Install on New SSD

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chlorophil wrote:Ok I did the nomodeset on the install and actually got into Linux mint!
but...
When I run the driver manager it will not set me download/switch the driver. It get a few error messages. I was wondering do I have to do the nomodeset thing when I am installing Linux initially and install the drivers before the actual OS install?
Use nomodeset to boot the installation flash drive.
Then after installation, follow the directions in the link that was given by michael louwe above. :arrow: https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_serena_cinnamon.php
If you get error messages... what are they?
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Re: Fresh Install on New SSD

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Ok after work I came back to this and did everything how I did it previously...and it worked! I don't know what I did differently but the drivers downloaded fine.

Thank you everyone for the help. I am excited to learn more about Linux!

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Re: Fresh Install on New SSD

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I am glad you got it worked out !
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