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
wizardfromoz

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
 

wizardfromoz

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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
 

sp331yi

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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!
 

jglen490

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


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