H2 won't boot from NVMe

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H2 won't boot from NVMe

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I just got my H2+ today. Set it up with a this NVMe drive (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZG ... UTF8&psc=1).
I am not able to get it to boot from the drive.
I'm attempting to install this custom LibreElec image to it. I was able to boot the USB installer and have the installer see the drive and install to it but when I pull the install media and reboot it just dumps me back to the BIOS.

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I think some NVMe devices seem to need stronger PCIe signal strength.
Try changing the PCIe signal de-emphasis option in the BIOS menu.
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I continued to play around with it. I have used these images so far Stock latest LibreElec image, a new developement LibreElec image, and also the latest build of Ubuntu 20.04.

Turns out even though the dev LE image seemed to install itself I checked its contents running a Live image of Ubuntu and its not. Using the stock LE and Ubuntu 20.04 images during install the installer fails during the partitioning of the NVMe drive.

Thoughts? I think I played around with the de-emphesis but how am I suppose to figure out which port to disable?

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Tinkering some more this morning. I was successfully able to install and boot into a Windows 10 setup.

So how do I get this to work with linux?

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pletopia wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:50 am
I think I played around with the de-emphesis but how am I suppose to figure out which port to disable?
4 of 6 ports are used by NVMe slot and I couldn't recall which ports are used.
All 6 ports could be disabled since there must be no negative side effect.

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Okay. that is what I actually did was to disable all of them. Still no change.

I'm not understanding why Linux installs are failing the partitioning of the NVMe but windows had no issues with it. i think that ultimately that is the issue that the installer fails on partitioning and therefor the system doesn't install on the drive so nothing to boot.

Thoughts?

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One user reported Silicon Power A80 was compatible with H2. But he seems to use Windows.
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BTW, did you try installing "ubuntu-20.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso" image?

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ubuntu-20.04.1-desktop-amd64 is the exact image I tried to install and it failed out during the partitioning. I will try again next time I have a chance as I don't recall if I tried that with the de-emphasis on or off.

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I had similar problem when installing Debian 10.6.10 AMD64. It was solved when I have used UEFI partitioning.
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