Fedora won't find SSD

I cannot formulate well because i’m exhausted of trying over and over. Fedora can’t find my SSD. I don’t know what I need to say, sorry.

Please give more hardware details about your system.

Brand name and model.
SSD type - SATA, NVMe.
Interface mode. AHCI, Raid?

What existing system is running? Windows?

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Firstly, I’d like to apologize for not giving much information and for answering your response so late (time zones). I’m using an Acer Aspire 5 A515-55g-588g running Windows 10 version 20H2. Now, I’m gonna go to the BIOS interface to gather more information.

Now, coming back from there, I’m able to give some more information;

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Regarding whether the SSD is NVMe or SATA, given the two images above, I’m confused.

As the interface mode goes, I guess this is what you’re looking for:

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It says “SATA Mode: Optane without RAID”, furthering my confusion on whether the SSD is SATA or NVMe.

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This is missing image number 1:

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And this is number 2:

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“How to change SATA mode from " Optane without RAID " to AHCI ? Acer Aspire 7 A715-75G. — Acer Community” How to change SATA mode from " Optane without RAID " to AHCI ? Acer Aspire 7 A715-75G. — Acer Community

Please check if the above topic from Acer Community applies to your situation or not.

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Thank you a lot. It now sees the SSD, but now I’m stuck with another problem that keeps Fedora to install:


It doesn’t see my 50GiB partition as free space.

Remove the partition to recognize it as free space.

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Nor does it let me shrink or delete that partition to free up space, as it should. It always goes back to 9 and something MiB or 10.3MiB.

What exactly happens when you select it and click the delete button?

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It just goes back to Anaconda’s main page, and when I go back to the installation page, it shows the same 10MiB of free space.

Use GNOME Disks in a Fedora live session, or remove it from Windows.

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I’ve deleted my 50GiB partition trough WIndows’ disk manager and now it sees the free space. But when I select it, the “begin installation” button remains unclickable.
I’m trying to install the Xfce version, BTW.

Are you using the Automatic Layout option?

Do you assign mount point /boot/efi to the ESP partition?

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Yes, I was using the Automatic Layout. Probably that was the problem. But now I’m trying to figure out what would be the optimal order and size of those mount points.

P.S.: Yes, I’m a complete beginner, but I’ll start studying from now on.

That is a good sizing and layout.

What happen when you click Done?

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Oh, I’m sorry for the delay. I have had some personal issues to take care of yesterday. I’ve successfully installed Fedora Xfce; I did some digging in the Fedora guides and changed that layout and size for something that I thought to be more appropriate. I have to thank you and Vladislav Grigoryev very much for all the support.

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