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internal Harddisk not available in porteus

Post#1 by lukaluki » 12 Mar 2017, 02:56

I am using Porteus 3.2.2 on my Dell XPS 15 (booting into livesystem), however the internal C Harddrive which is holding Windows10 does not get shown at all. Also Partition Manager is not showing any other Harddrive than the SD Card I am using to boot up porteus. Its just not available.

In Windows 10 the C Harddrive gets shown as a normal NTFS Partition. Any Idea on that problem ?

EDIT #1: I used "parted -l" and the result is: only the SD Card gets listed, no harddisks.
I think the problem is that porteus can not handle PCIe Harddisks ?

The Harddisk on the XPS 15 is a:
PM951 NVMe SAMSUNG 1024GB
Status: Non-RAID
Controller Type: NVMe
Controller Interface: PCIe

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Re: internal Harddisk not available in porteus

Post#2 by beny » 12 Mar 2017, 03:38

fdisk -l in console like root, it is a solid state hard disk m2,maybe is a new type of hardware...

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Re: internal Harddisk not available in porteus

Post#3 by lukaluki » 12 Mar 2017, 04:20

beny wrote:fdisk -l in console like root, it is a solid state hard disk m2,maybe is a new type of hardware...
Should be same result like parted -l, its not showing up.

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Post#4 by donald » 12 Mar 2017, 05:07

You may have to switch the SATA Operation to "AHCI" in the BIOS
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=204629
but if windows was installed in IDE mode it wont boot.
read:
https://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardw ... ion-5.html

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Re: internal Harddisk not available in porteus

Post#5 by lukaluki » 12 Mar 2017, 09:29

changed from SATA to AHCI Mode in BIOS, than changed to Legacy Boot with Secure Boot Off in order to boot porteus from the SD Card Reader (It only gets listed in Legacy for Booting).
After succesfully started Porteus in toram mode, still no Harddisk is showing up. = This solution did not work.

parted -l still only showing the SD Card, no other drives.

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Re: internal Harddisk not available in porteus

Post#6 by Evan » 12 Mar 2017, 09:30

Unless i'm thinking of a different brand don't Dell's have a hidden front end on their drives to protect the factory restore partition?

Gparted might show the drive.

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Re: internal Harddisk not available in porteus

Post#7 by lukaluki » 12 Mar 2017, 09:34

gparted is not available in console, and WIFI doesnt seem to work, so I cant try to get the package in porteus itself. Is there any gparted xzm (64bit) I can put into modules folder ?

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Re: internal Harddisk not available in porteus

Post#8 by Evan » 12 Mar 2017, 09:43

Porteus Cinnamon 64 comes with Gparted either by the desktop or by root command line , not sure if it's standard for all version but i think it is.

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What version of Portues are you using and can't you boot from a USB drive?

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Re: internal Harddisk not available in porteus

Post#9 by lukaluki » 12 Mar 2017, 09:59

I am using latest Porteus 3.2.2 64bit
I am booting from SD-Card Reader or either USB, its same result. As I am using the toroot cheatcode I am allready logined with root. I always use the toram boot option to load everything into ram.

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Post#10 by beny » 12 Mar 2017, 10:35

hi, you have to see if porteus kernel config have this line enabled i think,
CONFIG_NVME_CORE=m
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_NVME=m
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_NVME_SCSI is not set
# CONFIG_NVME_RDMA is not set
# CONFIG_NVME_FC is not set
# CONFIG_NVME_TARGET is not set
if the changed from SATA to AHCI Mode in BIOS do not work try to configure the kernel for this new device.

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Re: internal Harddisk not available in porteus

Post#11 by lukaluki » 12 Mar 2017, 13:16

beny wrote:hi, you have to see if porteus kernel config have this line enabled i think,
CONFIG_NVME_CORE=m
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_NVME=m
# CONFIG_BLK_DEV_NVME_SCSI is not set
# CONFIG_NVME_RDMA is not set
# CONFIG_NVME_FC is not set
# CONFIG_NVME_TARGET is not set
if the changed from SATA to AHCI Mode in BIOS do not work try to configure the kernel for this new device.
I am not that skilled with linux, how to check it / what file ?

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Re: internal Harddisk not available in porteus

Post#12 by tome » 12 Mar 2017, 16:41

If you use custom DE, check that you have installed gcr package.

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Post#13 by beny » 12 Mar 2017, 17:04

hi,lukaluki are option that you have enabled into the kernel config,brokenman maybe tell you if are inside or not ,but you know that the device are not listed with the usual line sda1 or sdh or something like that this is a link that explain this:
http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter ... e-on-rhel7

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Re: internal Harddisk not available in porteus

Post#14 by brokenman » 13 Mar 2017, 02:07

You can extract your kernel config file from a root console like so: modprobe configs && zcat /proc/config.gz > /tmp/.config

Then you can check it for parameters: grep SCSI /tmp/.config
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