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#1 2020-06-23 12:31:13

ratcheer
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[Solved] Cannot mount Samsung SSD firmware image

This is related to, but a separate issue from, my thread about the speed of my Samsung SSD in my system.

I found new firmware for my drive on the Samsung web site. I am trying to install it by the instructions in Arch Wiki article Solid State Drive. The loop device is created, but the downloaded iso will not mount:

$ udisksctl loop-setup -r -f Samsung_SSD_850_PRO_EXM04B6Q_Win.iso
Mapped file Samsung_SSD_850_PRO_EXM04B6Q_Win.iso as /dev/loop1.
$ udisksctl mount -b /dev/loop1
Object /org/freedesktop/UDisks2/block_devices/loop1 is not a mountable filesystem.

The wiki article seems to instruct me to run these commands as my normal userid. Should either or both of them be run as root?

Last edited by ratcheer (2020-06-24 02:34:22)

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#2 2020-06-23 13:10:34

ratcheer
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Re: [Solved] Cannot mount Samsung SSD firmware image

I'm sorry, but the more I read the Wiki instructions, the less sense they make to me.

The instructions say to cd as normal user to a directory in the mounted iso that does not exist. Then they say to run magician as root. How would root know what directory to use?

It says to cd to e.g., Samsung_SSD_840_EVO_EXT0DB6Q/C04D-1342/samsung. But the contents of isolinux on my downloaded image are:

[root@coat isolinux]# ls -l
total 157
-r--r--r-- 1 root root   2048 Mar 22  1971 boot.cat
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  40960 Mar 22  1971 isolinux.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    203 Mar 22  1971 isolinux.cfg
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 116688 Mar 22  1971 ldlinux.c32

I cannot connect the Wiki instructions to what  I am seeing in Samsung's iso. I am lost.

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#3 2020-06-23 15:57:32

NoSavvy
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Re: [Solved] Cannot mount Samsung SSD firmware image

Reading the samsung pages indicates that Magician software is not available for linux. Use Samsung DCToolkit.
Did you  mkdir Samsung_SSD_850_PRO_EXM04B6Q ?? and cp -r /run/media/$USER/CDROM/isolinux /Samsung_SSD_850_PRO_EXM04B6Q etc,etc. as per wiki page.???

Will try this myself later

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#4 2020-06-23 16:06:29

ratcheer
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Re: [Solved] Cannot mount Samsung SSD firmware image

Thank you, @NoSavvy.

Hmmm. I have been running Samsung Magician on this Arch system for years. I get it from the AUR. It functions well, IMO.

As I showed in post #2, there is no directory named Samsung_SSD_850_PRO_EXM04B6Q or anything like that under directory isolinux. Only the four files I listed. That is why I have no idea how to proceed.

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#5 2020-06-23 19:57:42

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Re: [Solved] Cannot mount Samsung SSD firmware image

OK.
I've now tried it a few times and all goes well until the actual update process (using Magician from AUR) it always fails with cannot find DSRD file. The wiki process went well. I'm trying to update an SSD_EVO_860.
Best of Luck.

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#6 2020-06-23 22:10:42

ratcheer
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Re: [Solved] Cannot mount Samsung SSD firmware image

Thanks.

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#7 2020-06-24 02:34:01

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Re: [Solved] Cannot mount Samsung SSD firmware image

Solved. I tried the very easiest way, the way EVERYTHING I read said would NOT work. I simply dd'ed the downloaded iso to a USB stick and booted it. It worked quickly and perfectly.

The firmware is updated.

Firmware Revision:  EXM04B6Q

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