Like many others on here I’ve been struggling to flash an NVMe drive using Ubuntu 20.04. After doing some digging and seeing people talk about successful flashes using Ubuntu 18 I installed it on a USB drive and gave it a shot. The flash worked the first time, no issues.
So, if you’re having trouble using your $500+ hardware that doesn’t work with your OS originally released 3 years ago, try using an OS that was released 5 years ago. If you can’t install Ubuntu 18.04 on a spare device, I’m sorry. Maybe try this workaround and hope you don’t have to apply a firmware patch that requires you to re-flash.
NVIDIA: PLEASE FIX THIS Your devs must be working with outdated tools and it’s impacting your customers. I shouldn’t have to jump through hoops and spend days reading old forum posts just to install the OS on brand new hardware.