Fedora 27 doesn't detect SSD drive during dual boot installation, how do I fix this?

asked 2018-04-19 09:16:25 -0500

firnaw gravatar image


I just got a new Dell Precision 5520 with Windows 10 pre-installed. I want to install Fedora 27 as a dual boot option and I'v tried using LiveUSB to install. The PC only has an SSD disk (no HDD), and when i try to install Fedora the installer doesn't see/detect the SSD drive, only the USB I use for booting.

I have already partitioned the SSD drive for the installation (the partition for fedora not assigned anything).

I'm not the most experienced in installing dual boots, I've only done it once with Ubuntu 2 years ago, and after 5 hours searching onlie for answers, I can't seem to find any.

The closest I got was: - Turning off secure UEFI boot. (Windows uses UEFI) - changing SATA system configuration (ACHI vs. RAID on)

The last one I'm a little reluctant to do, as I do not fully understand what it does.

Tank you.

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You don't need to turn off Secure Boot and the default SATA configuration should be ACHI. If it's RAID, then that could potentially be a problem. If you run sudo blkid in a terminal, what is the output?

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2018-04-19 17:12:33 -0500 )edit