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Old 08-23-2014, 08:14 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by ThomasLMcLean View Post
lsblk, just returned to the prompt.
weird, that means that your SSD is not seen at all in the sysfs file system.

I'd check that at least the BIOS can see it, else it could be a hardware issue.

Also, "dmesg|less" or "less /var/log/messages" could give some clues.

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Old 08-23-2014, 09:55 AM   #17
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Looking at the motherborad specs

You did connect SSD drive to a grey SATA port, right? Did you try to connect the drive in other SATA port?
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With asus boards you can disable drives on the first page in bios, have you checked to see if it's enabled?
Old 08-24-2014, 10:31 AM   #19
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Thank you for all of the replies:

Didier, the BIOS sees the SSD I disconnect it and it is not on the BIOS list. I reconnect it and the SSD is detected and correctly identified. I run the command (df), which asks for the available disk space, and it finds a 40 GB drive with very little space used at /dev/devtmpfs. Also, I can get the BIOS to boot from the SSD, but (fdisk -l) simply returns to the prompt, and (setup) complains that the disk is not partitioned.

Keefar, I have connected the SSD to both a blue and a gray socket, and there seems to be no difference. My SSD has a 3 GB SATA interface.

EDDY1, Yes you can disable a drive in the BIOS with on a Asus mobo. I did that for all of them and it took 2 hrs to figure out how to undo it.

I believe that I have corrupted the BIOS slightly and may have unmounted the SSD. At the moment, I can not get the BIOS to boot up from the SSD on reboot. It tries the DVD and quites. I can get into the BIOS and do it manually.

However, I have fixed the box by loading Mint 15. It works fine except for the reboot problem. In the process, the mint loader could see the Slackware on the SSD. I had the Mint loader remove Slackware, and will use Mint for a while. I am retired and 79 years old, it may be that I am just too old to Slack.

My thanks to everyone for their help, you are a great bunch of people.

Old 09-07-2014, 12:45 PM   #20
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I just finished reading the motherboard manual for the Asus board and discovered that the board has a reset which clears all of the mistakes I made and returns the settings to default values. Everything now boots correctly and quickly.

Would you believe it; reading the manual can help.

Thanks to all the responded to my questions.



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