Problem with Dell Inspiron

stefan300

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Hello people,

I have a problem with my recently bought
DELL INSPIRON 13 7000 2-in-1.
It has an installed Windows 10 (which works fine)
and I wanted to install
Linux to have a double boot, as I did with all my previous
laptops.

For this machine I have a problem at the very beginning of the installation:
I can boot it with USB flesh drive Ubuntu installer,
but the installer does not detect the hard disk,
suggesting only to install Ubuntu on the USB itself.

Similar problem with Gpartedlive usb: the laptop boots
with it, but there is only one device seen by gpartedlive,
namely the usb flash drive itself.

Any help?

Thank you

Stefan
 


wizardfromoz

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G'day @stefan300 and welcome to linux.org :)

I have to go for my evening, but have you tried turning off fast boot and secure boot?

Cheers

Chris Turner
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Jared.

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Depending on whether you are using a single SSD or HDD for this task, have you shrunk your partition?
 

stefan300

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G'day @stefan300 and welcome to linux.org :)

I have to go for my evening, but have you tried turning off fast boot and secure boot?

Cheers

Chris Turner
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Thanks Chris,

yes I turned them both off. Actually I had to turn off the BitLocker first
I did it too )) - This did not help, when I plug in a 2gig-usb with Xubuntu on it
the systam says: you have only 2 gigs - and Xubuntu needs more to be installed

Cheers

Stef
 

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Thanks for the reply , yes I resized the Wind 10 partition and freed 300 gigs for prospective Linux
Are you able to boot into the Xubuntu Live environment, NOT begin using the installer, and repeat the resizing operation using GParted, and ensuring the 300 GB is in EXT4 format?

My best guess is that it has smth to do
with the RAID/AHCI games, not so sure of course, but I am trying to understand this
RAID is beyond my paygrade, so I can't help there.

Wiz
 

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My experience with RAID in GNU/Linux is that the OS tends to recognize the controller but not the discs, and that certain configurations of RAID are possible and others are not. Looking at the former, I came up with this link, which may or may not be helpful...but I hope is.
SCSII RAID in a GIS shop using W2k was a long time ago, but do remember bits and pieces. Hope it sets you, @stefan300, in the right direction!
 

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The RST hardware "RAID" is not a good implementation of an actual RAID, of any level. Avoid it, use AHCI.
 

stefan300

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My experience with RAID in GNU/Linux is that the OS tends to recognize the controller but not the discs, and that certain configurations of RAID are possible and others are not. Looking at the former, I came up with this link, which may or may not be helpful...but I hope is.
SCSII RAID in a GIS shop using W2k was a long time ago, but do remember bits and pieces. Hope it sets you, @stefan300, in the right direction!
Thank you for the link - will try it. Meanwhile I have tried several distribs like Ubuntu 18,19,20 Mint19 and Mint 18, Manjaro, and debian - they all do not see the disc. The disc is NVMe and is under RST
(not that I understand what it means, just citing the letters). For the moment trying to implement the recommendation
help.ubuntu.com/rst
which does not go through---
 

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The Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST)
"Usually" works with Enterprise versions of Linux. (i.e. Redhat, CentOS, SuSE, Oracle Unbreakable)
as these have the drivers in the Kernel.

NVME doesn't make any difference to any current version of Linux.
Since this computer has NVME support, I suspect it has a UEFI. You might check the CSM settings and make sure everything is set to UEFI.
 

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I don't know if it will help but this sounds like the same problem you are having, might be worth a try and this post in the Ubuntu forums might give you some new information. If you are planning to use RST this guide may shed some light on things.
 
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stefan300

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The Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST)
"Usually" works with Enterprise versions of Linux. (i.e. Redhat, CentOS, SuSE, Oracle Unbreakable)
as these have the drivers in the Kernel.

NVME doesn't make any difference to any current version of Linux.
Since this computer has NVME support, I suspect it has a UEFI. You might check the CSM settings and make sure everything is set to UEFI.
Thanks for the hint! I will try Fedora.
Yes the machine has UEFI. Sorry, what is
"CSM settings"?
It is a good news that NVMe
is not an obstruction for Linux.
So what could be the obstruction in my case?
Here are the parameters:
Dell Inspiron 137000 2-in-1
disk ssd M.2 PCIe NVMe
system configuration:
"RAID on
SATA is configured to support RAID
([email protected] Rapid Restore Technology)"
 


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