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F27: Dell 5580: disk driver problems

asked 2017-11-23 11:56:33 -0500

leamas gravatar image

updated 2017-11-23 11:58:12 -0500

Using fedora to clone windows PC:s. I basically just boot fedora 27 from an external usb disk and copies the internal disk (usually /dev/sda) to an image file on the usb disk using dd. It works for a number of dell, hp and lenovo boxes.

However, on a Dell 5580 the booted F27 image doesn't seem to recognize the internal disk (actually an SSD). There are no device nodes and to my understanding no hints in dmesg. Seems odd since it seems to support Ubuntu 16.04.

EDIT: The disk is actually fine, windows boots from it w/o any problems.

Any hints out there?


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Maybe it's related to (it's more of a question than statement).

Look at what Ubuntu reports about storage controller and drives.

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2017-11-23 12:52:50 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-11-26 10:58:13 -0500

MinLauderhill gravatar image

Right! /dev/nvme0n1 is the drive ...

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Actually, I was on the track with these devices. The root was something different: the usb stick created by livecd-iso-to-disk on F25 was buggy. It booted, but had these strange issues. Using good old dd to make a plain copy worked, f27 booted up in basic graphics mode and the nvme devices are all visible as expected.

leamas gravatar imageleamas ( 2017-11-27 01:27:56 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-11-23 12:53:28 -0500

MinLauderhill gravatar image

Hello Alec, is the disk inside the Dell 5580 a M.2-Sata drive? Then the drive has a device like /dev/nvme0n1p1 use 'sudo blkid' to see the partitions in the PC.


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Hm... doesn't have the laptop at hand right now. That said, I need the raw, unpartioned device corresponding to /dev/sda. Is that then something like /dev/nvme0n1? I have tried this path, but perhaps messed it up sitting on a console with really small font.

Still,neither F26 nor F27 boots on the 5580, so something is rotten.

leamas gravatar imageleamas ( 2017-11-24 01:38:23 -0500 )edit

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