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.
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