I have a Samsung X5 SSD that I want to boot from. This is a thunderbolt only (USB not supported) drive.
I was able to boot on a linux live USB drive, and the X5 drive was visible, so I was able to create a linux partition and install a fresh linux mint install on the X5 drive.
But the X5 drive is not visible on the boot menu.
I've set these options in the BIOS :
Enable USB support : selected.Enable Thunderbolt Boot Support : selected.Enable Legacy Option ROMs : selected.Enable UEFI Network Stack : selected.Fast boot : thoroughSecure Boot : disabled
I've also installed the latest BIOS update (1.12.1).
Any help is appreciated.Thank you.
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Hi !I have an issue using Samsung SSD X5 on Linux. The drive is correctly detected on Windows, but on linux Mint, and Ubuntu, it just say
[ 308.516987] thunderbolt 0-1: new device found, vendor=0x175 device=0x4000[ 308.516989] thunderbolt 0-1: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD Portable SSD X5
It do not show the storage at all (no partition or anything)
Which version of Linux did you use ?
Ok, so I formatted the partitions on drive in an ms-dos format and reinstalled linux mint. And it worked!
I was able to boot into the thunderbolt drive. I guess the drive was formatted in GPT format by default ?
As to why it wouldn't boot on a GPT formatted partition, I have no clue.