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I wanted to install arch linux to a micro sd card that is in my laptop but when I went to choose a partition my hard drive and usb with the iso were the only partitions found. I tried this again with Debian and had the same problem. So how can I get my sd card detected during the installation progress?

  • How is your MicroSDcard attached to the system? In an SDcard adapter in the SDcard socket of your laptop which is direktly on the MMC port of the CPU or via a USB adapter? You can check this while your usual OS is booted. If MMC port, it may not be supported for your CPU type. If USB, check whether your laptop allows USB boot at all. – Philippos Jul 18 at 6:04
  • My laptop comes with a micro sd slot and that is how my sd is inserted – colemilne54 Jul 18 at 6:16
  • Interesting, I didn't know such a laptop. And did you check this socket is tied to the MMC port of the CPU? In this case, I'm afraid your machine doesn't support booting from MMC, probably the installer doesn't even have a driver for that. – Philippos Jul 18 at 6:37
  • I do not believe so. If it helps I have an HP Envy 13t. – colemilne54 Jul 18 at 15:28
  • Whatever you believe, better look into your system map to find out the truth. – Philippos Jul 19 at 6:07

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