I replaced pi4 case now my desktop says (drive was removed without ejecting) and nothing works

For months I’ve been using a Pironman case for my Pi4. The board the case comes with recently broke. I got it replaced and added my SSD to the new Pironman board.

When I booted up I got the error message: (drive was removed without ejecting. Please use menu to eject before removal.) When I tried opening a folder the desktop disappeared and changed to blank color. If I open a terminal, not a single command works.

I suspect its a mounting issue, right? Maybe this SSD isnt mounted to the raspberry PI os correctly since the SSD is now connected to a new board.
How would I go about fixing this issue?

  1. Is the ssd adapter board well connected?

  2. Are you booting the system from ssd, or ssd card?

  3. Can you use a typec-USB cable instead of the ssd adapter board, and use a PC to test if the motherboard’s ssd function is normal?

  1. I actually have two SSD adapters since I’ve bought two of these already. I just tried with the other one and its the same problem.

  2. booting from SSD. No SD card.

  3. Don’t have one

the ribbon cables appear to be connected properly.

From the situation described so far, there are two possibilities:

  1. SSD system file corruption
    a. Please try to re-burn the system
  2. SSD connection is not stable, may be the SSD bridge board\motherboard\Raspberry Pi usb port problem
    a. Please unplug the ssd bridge, boot from the ssd card, and then connect the ssd bridge, check whether the ssd is recognized in the system, and stable connection, you can observe the desktop auto-detect the disk icon, or use “sudo” to connect the ssd bridge, or use “sudo” to connect the ssd bridge, or use “sudo” to connect the ssd bridge.
    b. Use the “sudo fdisk -l” command to list the disks.
  3. Alternatively, if you have a screen, you can check to see if there are any error messages displayed when booting with ssd.

If possible connect the SSD to another Linux device to check it’s readable/working fine. If you have no DATA of value on it, create an SDCARD version of the OS you require using Rpi Imager which you can easily transfer to the SSD after. (Also check the SSD using the free GParted software run from the SDcard.)