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Intel SSD Giving Me Fits

Post by KamenRiderNecro » Thu May 24, 2018 7:12 pm

So. I have a practically brand new Intel 545s series SSD that I have now attempted to install Mint on in a couple different machines, now, and the thing just does not want to cooperate. I just now tried it on another machine, and at the outset of the installation process I was told "Linux Mint needs 10.2 GB of space to be installed on. This drive has 0B of space." Eh, wut?! To be fair, this is an old Toshiba Satellite laptop that is at least 14 years old and has to have a disc as the installation medium (I've not tried a thumb drive yet), so either it's somehow not compatible with the machine (even though it is SATA) or maybe I have a defective piece of hardware? I already have a 32bit version of Mint to install on it, so that's not the issue, I think. Maybe this is not the best place to be asking, but it's a start. I suppose.*shrug*
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Re: Intel SSD Giving Me Fits

Post by Tomgin5 » Fri May 25, 2018 9:24 pm

What model is the Toshiba? I have 6 older ones and only 1 is 32 bit. If it is a 32 bit, the bios should still accept either a flash ISO or a DVD ISO (internal or external). If you have an HDD-USB adapter, it will read and operate from an external HDD via a USB port. As for formating the SSD, I have never had any problems doing either HDD or SSD. Just watch the BIOS settings.

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Re: Intel SSD Giving Me Fits

Post by Pierre » Fri May 25, 2018 9:27 pm

just to ask the obvious - - you did check that the ISOs checksum was correct:
https://linuxmint.com/verify.php
otherwise, you can get all sorts of weird errors. .
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