On Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 8:42 AM, Andrei Borzenkov <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 12:38 PM, Greg Freemyer <email@example.com> wrote:
Hoping to get access to a laptop with a NVMe / M.2 storage subsystem later today. (a Alienware laptop purchased in March or April).
Is it NVMe pure, without any other mass media? This should be challenging for bootloader configuration. Looking forward for your bug reports :)
At least for now, I will have read only access to the laptop. It's a client's, but in my control for at least a little bit today. I saw it yesterday for the first time. It has a SSD and a rotating disk. Windows is installed on the SSD and that is what it boots from. I had a openSUSE 13.1 Live DVD with me, so I booted that up to verify I could see the SSD. Negative. But it boots Windows fine. I only looked with /dev/sd* type searches. Didn't know about /dev/nvme* (and I assume 13.1 has too old of a kernel for nvme anyways.)
Note NVMe is not sata/scsi based. It's a different data bus.
M.2 is form-factor; it can support PCIe or SATA (or even USB) so you need to check precisely what storage technology is used in your case.
How? What Linux commands? I'll burn the latest Tumbleweed ISO to test with. I did a physical inspection of the SSD (just a few screws to get the back off). It is definitely a M.2, but with a M Key notch. First time I've ever seen a M.2 with a M.Key notch. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.2#Form_factors_and_keying fyi: Accessing hard drives (including SSDs) on client on computers is a big part of my job, so I'm willing to use SuSEstudio to burn a custom DVD if that is needed for proper tool inclusion. Greg -- To unsubscribe, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org To contact the owner, e-mail: email@example.com