Can't install: no ssd detected


(no ssd) #1

I’ve created a LiveUSB stick install media using dd status=progress if=Parrot-security-4.4_amd64.iso of=/dev/sda bs=4M conv=fdatasync for use on a Macbook Air 7,1 with UEFI boot enabled.

Parrot boots and runs great, BUT when I go to install the OS it cannot find the internal 120 GB SSD drive. I’ve seen this with a few other distros as well, but haven’t managed to figure out a solution. The laptop is currently running Ubuntu 18.04 using an encrypted LVM with GUID partitioning with no trouble.

uname -a output:
Linux parrot 4.18.10-parrot10-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.18.10-2parrot10 (2018-11-17)

lsblk output:
loop0 7:0 0 3.4G 1 loop /lib/live/mount/rootfs/filesystem.squashfs
sda 8:0 1 14.6G 0 disk
|-sda1 8:1 1 3.6G 0 part /lib/live/mount/medium
|-sda2 8:2 1 704K 0 part

I’m really digging the look and feel of Parrot and think it could be my new home, so any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
~nossd


(Lorenzo "Palinuro" Faletra) #2

does fdisl -l show the device?

what hardware connector is the ssd attached to?


(no ssd) #3

Thanks for the reply. It took a second to grasp that fdisl was actually fdisk. But no worries :slight_smile:

Unfortunately, no, the ssd is not detected by fdisk; see the output below. As for your question about what hardware connector the ssd is attached too, how would I find that out? Are you talking about the lspci output? I’ll add that to the bottom of the post just in case.

Note: As I was re-reading this post and the command outputs before submitting it, I noticed what I think you’re looking for. Using the lspci command, the mass storage controller is at 04:00.0 Apple PCI Express SSD (rev 01).

fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 14.6 GiB, 15610576896 bytes, 30489408 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x6a16fa27

Device     Boot   Start     End Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sda1  *         64 7620031 7619968  3.6G 17 Hidden HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2       7620032 7621439    1408  704K  1 FAT12


Disk /dev/loop0: 3.4 GiB, 3687968768 bytes, 7203064 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Host Bridge -OPI (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 6000 (rev 09)
00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Audio Controller (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP USB xHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:15.0 DMA controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP Serial IO DMA Controller (rev 03)
00:15.4 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP Serial IO GSPI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP MEI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev e3)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #2 (rev e3)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #3 (rev e3)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #5 (rev e3)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #6 (rev e3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP LPC Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP SMBus Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP Thermal Management Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 Multimedia controller: Broadcom Limited 720p FaceTime HD Camera
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Limited BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 03)
04:00.0 Mass storage controller: Apple Inc. PCI Express SSD (rev 01)
05:00.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation DSL5320 Thunderbolt 2 Bridge [Falcon Ridge 2C 2013]
06:00.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation DSL5320 Thunderbolt 2 Bridge [Falcon Ridge 2C 2013]
06:03.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation DSL5320 Thunderbolt 2 Bridge [Falcon Ridge 2C 2013]
06:04.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation DSL5320 Thunderbolt 2 Bridge [Falcon Ridge 2C 2013]
06:05.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation DSL5320 Thunderbolt 2 Bridge [Falcon Ridge 2C 2013]
06:06.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation DSL5320 Thunderbolt 2 Bridge [Falcon Ridge 2C 2013]
07:00.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation DSL5320 Thunderbolt 2 NHI [Falcon Ridge 2C 2013]

Again, thanks for your time and suggestions!