Hi, im testing PureOS on a brand new Samsung T7 2TB SSD drive.
I have booted it live on a CD on my desktop, works, but after installing it on the SSD, the GUI doesn’t load, I just get a blinking underscore.
I plugged it into my old i5 laptop from 2011. It boots fine. I’ve updated it, tested things around, then I left it idle while I was on my desktop and then when I went back my laptop it had a screen full of command line stuff. I remember some I/O errors while writting a superblock or something. Then I remember “irq 19: nobody cared (try booting with the “irqpoll” option)” and at the end some watchdow error where it was stuck, and I was forced to reboot at this point.
When I tried to boot again the drive was not showing up, I was worried the drive was dead but the LED was still on. I plugged it onto my desktop, and doesn’t show up on the bios boot menu as well, but at least it shows up under disk management. After a while I try again on my laptop and it shows on the boot menu.
Anyway, it’s clear something it’s wrong. What im considering:
- The SSD is fautly. How do I test this?
- Some compatibility between PureOS and some piece of hardware
- Something else such as RAM. However, I reckon I ran memtest on my laptop a while ago and it was fine. Also I use my laptop daily with Windows 10 and it works fine (but this is installed in the internal HDD that came with the laptop)
The PureOS is encrypted btw, not sure if relevant.
Anyway, im considering trying some other decent distro like Pop OS which i’ve seen recommended as a non bloated distro. However I was really into the idea of using a 100% free distro, specially for running Bitcoin stuff seems interesting. The thing is, I cannot work like this. Imagine it crashes while syncing the blockchain on a full Bitcoin node and you have to re-index the entire blockchain again (which is typical in crashes).
If someone has any ideas to try I would like to hear. cheers