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SD card partition not recognized for OS install?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I recently purchased an HP Envy 13t and want to get back into using Linux for an upcoming CS class. Tried to install Arch onto my micro SD card and it couldn't find the partition. Tried Debian and had the same problem. It only recognizes my laptop's SSD and the 16gb USB I'm using to store the ISO file. 

 

tl;dr: Tried to install Arch then Debian onto micro SD card. Neither OS could find my partition. Using HP Envy 13t.

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2 minutes ago, bigdaddycoalmine said:

I recently purchased an HP Envy 13t and want to get back into using Linux for an upcoming CS class. Tried to install Arch onto my micro SD card and it couldn't find the partition. Tried Debian and had the same problem. It only recognizes my laptop's SSD and the 16gb USB I'm using to store the ISO file. 

 

tl;dr: Tried to install Arch then Debian onto micro SD card. Neither OS could find my partition. Using HP Envy 13t.

If I had to guess, the SD card reader requires drivers to operate correctly that aren't loaded by the Linux installer.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 minutes ago, AbydosOne said:

If I had to guess, the SD card reader requires drivers to operate correctly that aren't loaded by the Linux installer.

mine uses "bayhubtech integrated sd controller(sda compliant host)". knowing this I am unsure how to go about fixing this issue.

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Just now, bigdaddycoalmine said:

mine uses "bayhubtech integrated sd controller(sda compliant host)". knowing this I am unsure how to go about fixing this issue.

also why install on a sd card, it is very slow, just get a cheap external ssd and it will be much faster and reliable.

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23 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

also why install on a sd card, it is very slow, just get a cheap external ssd and it will be much faster and reliable.

doesnt even have to be ssd, hard disk on usb3 is also perfect, linux is not that hungry in terms of speed storage acces

 

if you want to learn a usb 3 32gbs flash drive will let you do alot, most linux installs use like 10gbs and the rest could be just home folder, dont create a \home partition so all is available for \

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