First of all, this is my first forum post, so nice to meet you all. I’ve been using Linux for almost 7 years, and have been happily using Manjaro for the last 3 years.
Right now I’m having problem while installing Manjaro XFCE 17.1.9 in Intel NUC5CPYH Mini PC Kit. I’m asked to install Linux on five Intel NUC. All five PCs has 2GB RAM and 120GB SSD (with different brand). From those five, I’ve succesfully installed Manjaro on 3 PC, while failed on 2 others.
On these two PCs, the live USB works normally while reading PDF and browsing internet. However, when I start the installer, the live USB suddenly freeze and I have to forcefully turn off the PC.
I’ve tried to start the installer from terminal using command
sudo -E calamares -d. From this, I found out that the installer (and live USB) freeze after it finished detecting the SSD (don’t mind those two black circles) :
From this, I suspected that the problem is caused by SSD, so I tried to use
gparted to check and partition it manually. However, when I ran
gparted it also freeze while
After I check those two PCs, I found out they have same SSD, which is Midas Force 120GB, a cheap Taiwanese SSD. Here are the result of
inxi -Fx :
System: Host: manjaro Kernel: 4.14.36-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.1 Desktop: N/A Distro: Manjaro Linux 17.1.9 Hakoila Machine: Type: Desktop Mobo: Intel model: NUC5CPYB v: H61145-408 serial: N/A UEFI: Intel v: PYBSWCEL.86A.0069.2018.0314.1745 date: 03/14/2018 CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Celeron N3050 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Airmont rev: 3 L2 cache: 1024 KiB flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 6402 Speed: 1600 MHz min/max: 480/1600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1071 2: 480 Graphics: Card-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 Display: x11 server: N/A driver: intel unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) v: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.1 direct render: Yes Audio: Card-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.14.36-1-MANJARO Network: Card-1: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus ID: 02:00.0 IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus ID: 03:00.0 IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter> Drives: HDD Total Size: 119.02 GiB used: 1.64 GiB (1.4%) ID-1: /dev/sda model: Midas_Force_120G size: 111.79 GiB ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB model: USB_Flash_Drive size: 7.23 GiB Partition: ID-1: / size: 1.41 GiB used: 43.1 MiB (3.0%) fs: overlay dev: ERR-102 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0 C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A Info: Processes: 147 Uptime: 2m Memory: 1.88 GiB used: 437.2 MiB (22.8%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 7.3.1 Shell: bash v: 4.4.19 inxi: 3.0.07
So, my questions are :
- Is this freeze happened because Manjaro unable to scan the Midas Force SSD ? If so, why ? It’s the first time I found HDD or SSD that can’t be installed Linux.
- What should I do so I can install Manjaro on those two PCs ? Do I have to replace that SSD ?
P.S: The SSD on those two PCs is brand new (according to the owner anyway). I’ve also tried
GSmartControl to check SSD health, and it says that the SSD is passed basic health check.