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#1 2022-02-08 16:18:02

mwotim
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Nvme SSD Install attempt #9 using a live usb

FYI: I am communicating from within an Arch GUI Installer, which has no relevance to my installation as I am using a separate USB for the installation



Here is my problem:

I am not able to select my Nvme SSD during the archinstall procedure (after the language selections)


Other relevant information : 

I made my bootable usb via the dd command using an official .iso from an html direct link from this very website and it appears to be functioning with all GREEN OKs

The Nvme SSD was secure erased using nvme-cli (the reason for this was to remove all traces of Microsoft in preparation for a clean Linux installation attempt, I was under the  impression this is the safe way of "cleaning" an SSD, as writing zeros decreases the available writes)..?



One of the moderators requested some data, I will post it below (obtained from within the demo version of an Arch Linux Guided Installer I was forced into when i attempted to use a Gnome edition of said installer, I am currently booted into this from a USB key as I do not have an operating system installed on my PC at all.

Here is what I see:

[liveuser@archlinuxgui ~]$ sudo su
root@archlinuxgui /home/liveuser # lsblk -f
NAME FSTYPE FSVER LABEL UUID                                 FSAVAIL FSUSE% MOUNTPOINTS
loop0
     squash 4.0                                                    0   100% /run/archiso/airootfs
sda                                                                         
sdb  iso966 Jolie ARCH_GUI_GNOME_202112
│                       2021-12-23-16-52-15-00                             
├─sdb1
│    iso966 Jolie ARCH_GUI_GNOME_202112
│                       2021-12-23-16-52-15-00                     0   100% /run/archiso/bootmnt
└─sdb2
     vfat   FAT16 ARCHISO_EFI
                        B3DB-8902                                           
nvme0n1
                                                                           
root@archlinuxgui /home/liveuser # ls -l /dev/nvme*
crw------- 1 root root 240, 0 Feb  8 15:17 /dev/nvme0
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 259, 0 Feb  8 15:17 /dev/nvme0n1
root@archlinuxgui /home/liveuser # dmesg | grep nvme
[ 5827.136936] nvme nvme0: 16/0/0 default/read/poll queues
[ 7038.578157] nvme nvme0: 16/0/0 default/read/poll queues
[11135.191929] nvme nvme0: 16/0/0 default/read/poll queues
root@archlinuxgui /home/liveuser

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#2 2022-02-08 16:36:51

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Re: Nvme SSD Install attempt #9 using a live usb

I'm assuming you don't intend to install via Archlinux GUI but are using the archinstall script as provided on the normal ISO?

Not sure what a secure erase will entail (... nor why people do that while having full intention of making use of the drive anyway. you just shave of possible SSD life for no reason) chances are it will have removed the namespace which I'm assuming to be a base requirement.The installer should be perfectly capable of setting up the partitions on it's own otherwise. What's your output for

lsblk -f
ls -l /dev/nvme*
dmesg | grep nvme

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/List_o … n_services

Moving to the Guided Installer subsection, please try to use that upfront, that way the actual dev of the installer should get notified.

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#3 2022-02-08 16:48:25

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Re: Nvme SSD Install attempt #9 using a live usb

And please remove the superfluous begging from your title. (Edit your first post and change your title.)  See the link in my signature.


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#4 2022-02-09 00:20:46

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Re: Nvme SSD Install attempt #9 using a live usb

V1del wrote:

I'm assuming you don't intend to install via Archlinux GUI but are using the archinstall script as provided on the normal ISO?

Not sure what a secure erase will entail (... nor why people do that while having full intention of making use of the drive anyway. you just shave of possible SSD life for no reason) chances are it will have removed the namespace which I'm assuming to be a base requirement.The installer should be perfectly capable of setting up the partitions on it's own otherwise. What's your output for

lsblk -f
ls -l /dev/nvme*
dmesg | grep nvme

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/List_o … n_services

Moving to the Guided Installer subsection, please try to use that upfront, that way the actual dev of the installer should get notified.


Correct. I have updated my original post with the information requested, acquired from the Guided Installer cli, which is my only means of using this computer with a separate USB from the one I intend to proceed with my fresh archinstall.

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#5 2022-02-09 00:24:02

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Re: Nvme SSD Install attempt #9 using a live usb

I am now on my phone, and took a picture of the information requested, not sure how to upload the image ?

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#6 2022-02-09 06:29:06

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Re: Nvme SSD Install attempt #9 using a live usb

To some image server, imgur is a popular choice.
Please only link large images.

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#7 2022-02-09 20:44:06

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Re: Nvme SSD Install attempt #9 using a live usb

Here is an 8MB of the data, requested by "V1del," i believe to be a moderator, yesterday. thank you!

Arch Linux Install not recognizing Nvme "pcie" SSD? https://imgur.com/a/Cy0NyE3


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#8 2022-02-09 20:46:23

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#9 2022-02-09 22:09:18

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#10 2022-02-09 23:22:33

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Re: Nvme SSD Install attempt #9 using a live usb

mwotim wrote:

mwotim, please do not add a post just to add information. Instead, use the Edit link in your existing post to edit the post and add information.


How to post. A sincere effort to use modest and proper language and grammar is a sign of respect toward the community.

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#11 2022-02-10 02:21:33

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Re: Nvme SSD Install attempt #9 using a live usb

seth wrote:

To some image server, imgur is a popular choice.
Please only link large images.


Seth,

thank you for your reply. i think you are on the right path here, because i seem to recall "input/output erros" all over the place when attempting to install another version of arch linux using a Graphical User Interface..


i would like to add try to add the "kernel parameter" as requested in the archwiki link you provided at this time.

would you recommend adding this option from the archinstall cli?

if so, how would one go about doing this here, from the perspective of a novice user?

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/kernel_parameters



(alternatively, i could open up the Arch Linus cli using a 3rd party demo version of arch linux, my only way online at present, until my backup for my backup USB flash drives arrive soon, ty!)





backup plan: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/S.M.A.R.T. ?


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#12 2022-02-11 01:55:37

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Re: Nvme SSD Install attempt #9 using a live usb

I have discovered that I can edit my "GRUB" configuration by using the following steps:

sudo -S pacman grub
sudo -S pacman vim
sudo su
sudo vim /etc/default/grub

Now i would like to try adding the aformentioned "kernal parameter."

I found a "hint" on another linux forum, to edit the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT row in my GRUB.

It seems my current configuration is:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="loglevel=3 quiet audit=0"


I guess I want to change this to "nvme_core.default_ps_max_latency_us=0"

I know from a youtube video I watched recently on something to do with wine that I need to press the letter "i" (as in insert) with my cursor in FRONT of the first parantheses in order to edit this file from the cli using the "VIM" text editor..!




*I will edit this post in the near future to keep the community updated on this issue, because the information was not readily available from the ArchWiki from what I saw.

thank you.

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#13 2022-02-11 07:31:03

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Re: Nvme SSD Install attempt #9 using a live usb

No you want to *add* that parameter, but you'll have to grub-mkconfig afterwards.
I'd only transiently add it for a test: in the grub menu, select the kernel you want to boot, press "e" - you can then interactively edit the commandline (removing "quiet" is also a good idea) and boot the kernel from there.

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