Could not format M.2 as ext4 or xfs

unlocomqx

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Hello,

I have a team group 256GB M.2 SSD and I could not format it as ext4 or xfs
I first tried using the Kubuntu installer but no luck
Then I tried using GParted live cd but it didn't work

What could be the cause of the problem?

I attached some image for more information
They come from the Kubuntu installer as well as GParted and the Bios info of the M.2 drive

Thank you
 

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KGIII

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I am not sure. Your symptoms don't quite fit, so this may be barking up the wrong tree. Still, it's quick and easy and won't break anything.

In your BIOS, do you have AHCI enabled? Check to see if it's enabled. It'll often say something about Intel RST and you can change that to AHCI.
 

unlocomqx

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Hi,

Thank you for your reply

It was set to AHCI/NVMe,
Anyway I gave up and used btrfs and was able to install Kubuntu normally
Even if that's not the right choice, it's not critical

Cheers
 

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Btrfs has some pretty interesting features. We have a user that has been playing with it for a while. I myself am planning on trying it when I next do a clean install on any of my systems. It has things like the ability to roll back and snapshot. So, those features interest me.
 

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What I would have tried is to boot into Arch live media, setup the partitions manually and then tried to manually create the filesystems on those partitions. If that succeeded I would boot again with the Kubuntu installation media go through the installation process and then when it comes to the partitioning it should already recognize what you previously created, then select where you want your partitions mounted and then also select that you don't want to recreat the filesystems for those partitions and then just install.
 

unlocomqx

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@KGIII Yup it's very interesting, I'll see what it can do
@f33dm3bits I tried manual partitioning using gparted and tried xfs ext4 btrfs ntfs. only ntfs and btrfs worked, so I decided to use btrfs for my system
 

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@f33dm3bits I tried manual partitioning using gparted and tried xfs ext4 btrfs ntfs. only ntfs and btrfs worked, so I decided to use btrfs for my system
I'm not talking about gparted, I'm talking about manually partitioning using using gdisk/fdisk or parted and afterwards manually running mkfs.ext4 or mkfs.xfs on your partitions. But you are using a different filesystem now so it doesn't matter, you at least get to try something new.
 

unlocomqx

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In the screenshots, you can see that gparted already used mkfs.ext4 but failed
Anyway, I'll stick with btrfs for now, I hope I don't encounter issues with it
 
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