Hello fellow MineOS’ers!
I recently had to replace a dead 2.5" SSD that was a few years old with another storage drive, so I picked up an OCZ NVMe drive with a PCI-E adapter, as the motherboard in the MineOS box I’m running didn’t have an M.2 slot.
Little did I know that the motherboard’s chipset more or less needs to support NVMe drives. OK, diving deeper into the rabbit hole, I blindly went and bought a motherboard that would still take the AM3+ CPU, but that had an M.2 port.
The BIOS of my new motherboard (GA-FXA990-UD3-Ultra) sees the drive, but my live USB stick with the MineOS Debian Jessie installer will get through most of the process but fails to load GRUB at that stage.
I’ve tried to use a Boot Repair Disc program but to no avail. I’ve been successful loading Windows 10 to the system, but when I wipe the partition and try for the umpteenth time, I can’t get MineOS or straight Debian Jessie to boot. I’m not sure what to do in order to get GRUB on to the NVMe, really. For the most part, Boot Repair Disc doesn’t seem want to touch the NVMe drive as it tells me something about needing to use gparted, which is fine, but when I do that, gparted doesn’t see the drive at all, and only shows the USB stick I’m using Boot Repair Disc from.
I’ve heard this is a Debian Jessie issue. I’ve seen multiple pages talking about how this is also an issue in pre 16.x Ubuntu distributions as well… I’m tempted to just run Win 10 with a VM running MineOS, but I’d really, really like to avoid that. That’d be a last resort…
Can anyone point me in the right direction, and/or has anyone else here had this problem and/or dealt with it?