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How to properly install SSD into Toshiba C855D


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#1 cdc1200

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 07:28 PM

Hello,

I purchased a Samsung SSD 840 Evo to put into a Toshiba C855D.  This machine was taken out of commision by a blow to the backside which resulted in a clicking hard drive that would not boot.

I have placed the Samsung in the machine and the BIOS recognizes it.

i thought i would start with Linux on a USB to see if the machine will still work.

 

Do i need to do anything to the drive?

 

Can I install an ISO for Linux Ubuntu on the memory stick and get this machine back into a useable state.

 

I thought I would eventually install a windows, but may not need to.

 

Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated and I apologize if this entry is in the wrong forum.

 

Thanks!



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 08:12 PM

If you have plans of dual booting then I think you should install Windows first before Linux.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:02 PM

This is the site I used to optimize my SSD with Linux Mint/Ubuntu.
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/ssd

Frozwire is correct. I've found it best to have Windows on the PC first if you dual boot.



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:39 PM

OK, so i guess putting the drive in is right.

 

when i put the stick with ubuntu in it boots to GNU Grub 2.02 beta 2-9.

then i can try without installing

install ubuntu

oem install

check disk for defects.

 

when i try choices one and two i get a black screen locked up.

 

Any ideas where to go from here?

 

thanks!



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:19 PM

IF this PC had Windows 8 on it, the BIOS might need to be accessed by hitting Escape/F2/F10 or whatever it is to accerss the BIOs to turn the UEFI off. I'm not versed in Windows 8 and UEFI. But I saw a pic of your laptop advertised and it had Windows8 showing on front. It could be THAT OR it could be the long, long delay in booting from a live dvd and or USB. That's what happens when you boot a live DVD, a long black window and it seems like nothing's happening. Then it does kick in. If you got to the Selection Desktop? then maybe it's UEFI *if Windows8 Bios. If not? then maybe someone else has a suggestion. I'm used to XP/Vista/Win7 and doing all this, not with Windows8 and UEFI safeboot. Even if it's a new blank SSD, the Bios IS the BIOS for that computer. If it's a newer PC, it could be UEFI



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:49 AM

Thanks for the info!

 

chose the other choice (not UEFI) and got it going.

now i am up to the partition screen and get this :

 

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"No root file system is defined"

 

any ideas here will be very apreciative

 

for now i plan on keeping this machine Linux only.

 

 






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