As I said it is part of the bootdisk.
I have just deleted the partition on it, now it looks like this, tomoroow I will try to see if anything will detect it like this.
PS: Dell BIOS has a disk check, memory check and I used them before.
So you just do that smart test......like when I open that page https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticHowto I have any idea what to do, like I crossed into another universe again.
Iso I can download and boot.
I know I can't install something I don't have on the disk I booted to.
I had to hard shut that down, it was just trying to clear itself or something.
The errors in the log should be more telling.
I downloaded an old gparted (gnome live cd ) .iso and it didn't even boot. Maybe it is not UEFI.
Because you are still not registering that stuff that happens during boot, is different for the 2016 and current (like the Mint or others)
There was a log in Mint I was looking at. It clearly full of errors. The last thing I want to do is to understand all this, but by the time it's in Mint...
Actually Partition Magic is in windows I think, I am just mixing the names of things. Just like I Gnome, gparted, parted magic, parted, fdisk. too many, too many versions. command line, old text based, new GUI.
I downloaded a a Seagate tool .bin file and tried to install it.
Since it was just spinning circle for a few minutes I decided to shut it down.
Now it's doing this for the last 5 min.
At some point I will cut power to it.