Ubuntu, UEFI and hard disks

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Sun Nov 3 19:45:29 UTC 2019

I do have Windows installed, yes. I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.3 Mate, mostly 
since I've had zero issues installing it on other systems even with SSDs 
in (my desktop has SSDs in it for example). Everything I've read and 
been told by Canonical is to keep UEFI on but remove secure boot to 
avoid problems, so that's what I did. I went through and made the 
bootable USB with Rufus in Windows, and yes it boots. But...

Having checked it, it's a SSD, 256GB (which is fine for my laptop), 
so....is there anything in particular I need to gett Ubuntu Mate 18.04.3 
and the Ubiquity installer to detect the SSD and NVME connections?

On 03/11/2019 18:44, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Hello, Birdie here!
>> I posted this over at askubuntu but I figured I'd ask here too. Got my
>> laptop to boot into Ubuntu Mate. Problem is...it won't detect the hard
>> drive at all. I can do slblk and all it shows is dev/sda (which is the
>> USB stick). Installer picks up the stick too and tell me I need 8GB of
>> space on the 8GB memory stick.
> Most likely your problem is that the storage in your new laptop is
> not what we know as a hard disk. It could be that it is a solid state 
> disk.
> If the storage connection is NVMe (Non volatile memory express) it would
> show up as /dev/nvme0*. There are also other possible alternatives
> depending on connection and storage type. SSD is not the only 
> possibility.
> Most likely your Ubuntu distribution doesn't understand your laptops
> storage controller.
>> I went into Win10's settings and turned off UEFI, then secure boot.
>> So. Should I reenable the UEFI firmware but leave secure boot off,
>> or...?
> By all means you should have left the settings intact. All decent
> Linux distributions are able to boot with UEFI and secure boot.
> Since we don't know anything about your laptop nor your Ubuntu Linux
> distribution all this is only speculation.
> If you would like to have a better and more educated answer to
> your problem please tell as much as possible about the situation.
> If you still have Windows installed on the computer you could go to
> About this computer and check what kind of storage you have installed.
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