I haven’t had much time to play around with the laptop since swapping the HDD for SSD. So last night I finally made time to finish the installation.
What a weekend. I fired up my Debian laptop last night and things seemed wonky. When I tried executing basic commands they weren’t found. I couldn’t vi, sudo, nothing. When I rebooted the drive was DOA. The system kept saying “Checking media” and then it’d fail. I tried disconnecting and reconnecting but it was screwed in place so it couldn’t have come loose. Nothing seemed to work. I guess the drive went to the big ether in the sky.
I’ve been teetering at the edge of my Macbook Pro’s hard drive limit for a while and completely ran the 500GB drive down to 0 bytes free once. I’ve been wanting to upgrade to SSD for a long time but I didn’t want to just swap it out for a similarly sized drive. Unfortunately, the prices of larger drives continued to be more than what I wanted to pay. Finally, after a long wait, my vision was to be realized.