Linux on Chuwi Minibook 8

Hi, I tried to install Linux (Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Mageia) on the M2 SSD. Unfortunately, after a while the system was frozen. I found that this is causing with NCQ, so when I last installed Mageia 7, I turned it off in the kernel (libata.force = noncq).

System no longer freezes, but it still reports on boot other errors.

ata1.00: status { DRDY }
blk_update_request: I/O error, dev sda 14903128 op 0x0: (READ) flags 0x80700 phys_seg 12 prio class 0
ata1.00: exception Emask 0x50 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x280900 action 0x6 frozen
ata1.00: irq_stat 0x08000000, interface fatal error
ata1.00: SError: { UnrecovData HostInt 10B8B BadCRC }
ata1.00: failed command : READ DMA

Have somebody the same experience like me? Or is there a choice in the BIOS which should I choose? Thank you for your help.

haven’t experienced a similar thing. installed debian testing and works with one problem - when i shut-down, the computer reboots (in windows it shuts-down with no issues)

Do you have installed Debian to the emmc or to the m.2 ssd disk? Thank you for the answer.

installed to the m.2

hi, I tried to play with my chuwi minibook (i have version with Celeron N4100) and if I install linux on emmc, I have no problem with errors or freezing (I don’t have to turn off NCQ)

I have problem with errors or freezing only if I install linux on m.2 disk

Probably this is a problem with pci driver.

Please install it on emmc and share the output of this command
uname -a

I need to know the kernel version. If you’re on older kernel then maybe yes you will have driver issue.

Another way to find out is.
Install on emmc and start the system if everything is working fine. Then power off and install m2 drive but boot from emmc.

Once inside the emmc os, try to make use it m2 drive space by reading and writing files to the drive and if it crashes that means its the driver issue. If it works then its something else.

Please try this till then I will share how to check if m2 driver is present in kernel module.

Please share output of the following. Make sure the M2 drive is connected to the Minibook.

  • ls /dev/ | grep nvm
  • lsmod | grep nvm
  • modinfo nvme

@spikerguy thank you for your answer

i have tried on m.2 disk ubuntu mate 18.04, 19.10, cinnamon 19.3, mageia 7.1, manjaro 19 - the problem was the same

i have now on emmc mageia 7.1 with this kernel, as you can see after command uname -a:

Linux chuwi-minibook 5.5.9-desktop-1.mga7 #1 SMP Thu Mar 12 08:02:44 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

when i installed linux on m.2 disk i had boot partition /boot/EFI everytime in emmc, i had dualboot with original W10, i can’t install boot partition on m.2 disk due UEFI

i copied files from flash drive to mounted partition on m.2 disk and errors are back as you can see in this file logy.txt (it starts in 20:19:58 )

output of your commands are there (unfortunately nothing):

[root@chuwi-minibook alda]# ls /dev/ | grep nvm
lightnvm/
[root@chuwi-minibook alda]# lsmod | grep nvm
[root@chuwi-minibook alda]# modinfo nvme
modinfo: ERROR: Module nvme not found.

So just to understand your situation, you have windows10 on emmc which has its own efi, and you installed linux on a different parition alongside w10 on the same emmc. this means you get a grub screen on every boot right ? This grub is coming from the emmc, while this grub is directing you to boot linux from the emmc.

Not sure what you mean by this. I see that it is failing to load and I suspect it is something to do with the M2 SSD. I will have to check with the dev and get back to you.

Also this shows that there is no NVME mod. Idk why.

Give me sometime.

thank you for your time and your help