Ubuntu, UEFI and hard disks

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Wed Nov 6 17:51:41 UTC 2019

  Hello, I’ve some questions, how, and where can I download this 
distribution? How stable is orca? My final question is how much space 
what I need it in a virtual machine in order to run this distribution? 
Sitting here preparing for a conference. And figured I would investigate 
given Ubuntu  a try.

Sincerely Maurice Mines.

On 6 Nov 2019, at 8:00, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> On 2019-11-04 14:34, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Didier, I would if I could get that far. For some inane reason...my
>> Dell Insprion 5482 seems to think anything with secure boot off =
>> legacy mode, despite everything being set up with EUFI no matter 
>> what.
>> Birdie, how exactly would I check what I got in Windows as I got told
>> many, many ways to check
> One way of checking is starting PowerShell as an administrator.
> In PowerShell use Get-PhysicalDisk
> Hopefully it tells the connection type too.
> Thanks for telling the make and model of your laptop. It helped since
> I was able to check the specifications from Dell.
> Your laptop has two storage spaces. It could have one 2.5-inch hard 
> drive
> (or SSD), connection is SATA AHCI 6 Gbps.
> The other is M.2 2280 space for solid-state drive. Connection could be
> either SATA AHCI 6 Gbps or PCIe NVMe up to 32 Gbps. The connector
> provides both types.
> If yours were connecting using AHCI it would have worked out of the 
> box.
> Since it did not, my educated guess is that you have NVMe.
> Apparently your Ubuntu installer doesn't understand your NVMe
> controller.
> The options are either install an internal AHCI connected SSD or
> try some other Linux distribution. Didier could help you there
> since to my understanding he maintains one distribution personally.
> Regards,
> Birdie
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