I’ve got an Acer Laptop, which has been running with Fedora since 1, or 2 years. About two months ago, it suddenly stopped working. More precisely, booting failed, because the hard drive wasn’t available, which is somewhat surprising, because Grub was installed on the same hard drive, and was doing its job quite well.
Had the SSD replaced. But, an attempt to install Fedora 35 on the new SSD failed, because … the hard drive wasn’t available as an installation target. An attempt to install Ubuntu failed for the same reason: The Ubuntu installer alerted me, what the problem is: The Laptop had Intel RST enabled.
So, I finally fixed my problem by disabling Intel RST in the BIOS. Bit tricky to do that, keeping the
installed Windows intact. Okay, now my questions:
- The only explanation I have in retrospective is, that something changed in Fedora: Intel RST support was working until it suddenly wasn’t. Can someone confirm that?
- If not: Any other ideas, what happened?