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    SSD problem

    I have a 60GB Corsair SSD (CSSD-F60GB2-BRKT-A) which I now have mounted to my computer. I get an error at bios saying something like "There were somthing wrong with on of your discs. Hit f1 to proceed". When it boots I get:
    sudo fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sdd: 0 MB, 32768 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 0 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000

    Disk /dev/sdd doesn't contain a valid partition table

    Telling me that it only have a 32kB disk. Obviously I have some problems. I have looked around, but not found anything that might resolve my problem. If you have any suggestion, please let me know. Thanks

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    Re: SSD problem

    Quote Originally Posted by martinyt View Post

    Disk /dev/sdd doesn't contain a valid partition table
    That is the problem. You can use GParted, "Device > New Partition Table" and choose "MS-DOS" for the partition table type, then make your partition(s) and filesystems, and you should be able to proceed with installation.

    There is a lot more that you can learn about using an SSD. This thread has information and links to some of it:

    http://kubuntuforums.net/forums/inde...opic=3117423.0
    Intel Core i7-950 / Asus P6X58D-E / Nvidia GTX480 / siduction 64-bit on OCZ Revodrive SSD / KDE4.10.2/ Kubuntu 13.04

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    Thanks. I tried the gparted suggestion and I got and error message saying something like: "something went wrong". The good news is that I do not get an bios-error, but the bad news is that the disk dosen show up at all any more

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    Re: SSD problem

    Someone recently had the some issue with a new 4k drive.

    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes

    But I do not think I saw the solution.

    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/li...-sector-disks/

    Are you also installing windows or just Linux? If just Linux then gpt is recommended for SSD.
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Solid_State_Drives
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: SSD problem

    So, after a shutdown, the disc appears again. Tried the GPT:

    gdisk /dev/sdd
    GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.6.14

    Partition table scan:
    MBR: not present
    BSD: not present
    APM: not present
    GPT: not present

    Creating new GPT entries.

    Command (? for help): o
    This option deletes all partitions and creates a new protective MBR.
    Proceed? (Y/N): y

    Command (? for help): n
    No free sectors available

    Command (? for help):



    I will only run linux/ubuntu on the disc.
    Last edited by martinyt; June 28th, 2011 at 06:33 PM.

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    Re: SSD problem

    There is such a thing as failure of the SSD ...

    However, before giving up on it, I would use "dd" to wipe out the MBR area, and then try again with GParted to make a new MBR.

    Be very careful -- you do NOT want to make a mistake with your dd command, as it will destroy all data on the target device with no warning or confirmation:

    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdx bs=512 count=1

    where "x" is the correct designation of your SDD. First use fdisk -l to make sure you have the right device, then use the dd command to nuke everything in the first 512 bytes. Then start GParted, browse to the device, and try making a new partition table.

    Good luck!
    Intel Core i7-950 / Asus P6X58D-E / Nvidia GTX480 / siduction 64-bit on OCZ Revodrive SSD / KDE4.10.2/ Kubuntu 13.04

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    Re: SSD problem

    Now, playing around with gdisk - I got this:

    gdisk /dev/sdd
    GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.6.14

    Partition table scan:
    MBR: protective
    BSD: not present
    APM: not present
    GPT: present

    Found valid GPT with protective MBR; using GPT.

    Command (? for help):

    But I still can't create a new partion.

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    Re: SSD problem

    I would download the newest copy of gdisk. The copy in Ubuntu is old. And detailed instructions on on rodbooks site.

    GPT fdisk Tutorial -srs5694 in forums
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1439794
    http://www.rodsbooks.com/gdisk/

    Be sure to create a bios_grub partition.

    However, in the GPT setup, there is no space following the 512-byte MBR for embedding the "second stage" core.img. Thus, you must make a separate "BIOS boot partition" to hold core.img. You can set bios_grub flag in gparted or with command line: In GPT fdisk (gdisk), give it a type code of EF02.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
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    Re: SSD problem

    dabl -gparted just crashed -

    Oldfred - I will try it.

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    Re: SSD problem

    Still reading about GPT and MBR. Just thought I should mention that I tried to install ubuntu on this ssd when it was connected to a laptop (trough the DVD-pata port). I had some boot problems and that is way it's now in my stationary computer.

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