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#1 2024-07-08 15:15:11

quyro
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Registered: 2024-05-24
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Install package to change the sector size during installation process.

During the installation process on an older laptop, I wanted to change the sector size from 512 bytes to 4096 bytes as recommended by the wiki.

The problem is that this laptop has an Intel CPU built in and to change the sector size on an Intel CPU I need to install a package. When I try to install this package (it's in the AUR: intel-mas-cli-tool, still testing the other one), Arch won't let me due to rights issues even though I'm the root user.

I have tried many solutions, such as the sudo command or just su, also using bash and not ZSH and other commands (I didn't write it down, but the command uses flags to run it as root).

Should I give up on the sector size or try to replace the current CPU with an AMD CPU or is there an easy way that I'm overlooking.

Thanks in advance for the help!

Wiki entry: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Advanced_Format 1.3.1

Last edited by quyro (2024-07-08 15:20:09)

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#2 2024-07-08 15:22:19

Scimmia
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Re: Install package to change the sector size during installation process.

This has nothing to do with your CPU, what SSD do you have?

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#3 2024-07-08 15:30:43

quyro
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Re: Install package to change the sector size during installation process.

First of all, I am sorry for being unable to read properly...

Second, my SSD, if I am correct, should be a NVMe-SSD.

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#4 2024-07-08 18:07:50

V1del
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Registered: 2012-10-16
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Re: Install package to change the sector size during installation process.

That's not useful, which exact model? You'll also want to follow 1.2 of the wiki page you linked. And note the very first sentence mentioning that the majority of SSDs handle and assume a 512 layout on the partition/FS layer anyway, so chances you need or want to change something here are low.

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