After installing Linux Mint, I had a problem with the hard drive (more than 200GB) getting full without me downloading anything. This was probably because of timeshift and some users said it also had to do with not setting up the partitions properly.
I tried to reinstall Mint and erase the hard drive that way, but when I start it through my USB, nonstop lines of “PCIE Bus Error: severity=corrected, type=Physical Layer” show up. Only OEM mode worked, so I started the installation but it froze after finishing copying files. I rebooted my laptop and now it only shows “GNU GRUB version 2.02”.
Is there a command to erase my hard drive so I can reinstall Mint or does the problem lie in something else? I know the USB containing Linux Mint works because I tried it on another computer.
Edit: From another thread, I found the boot parameter “pcie_aspm=off”. Adding it to the end of the line starting with “Linux”, erasing the last “--“ before however, I was able to live boot Mint. I had erased partitions and made a new efi partition with Gparted on a different Ubuntu liveUSB. Installed mint and works again, except that CPU usage goes to 100% for no reason and when shutting down, the “PCIE Bus error” lines show up again. Looking into it.
Edit 2: adding the boot parameter “pcie_aspm=off” to the kernel fixed the issue.