I had an embarrassing time yesterday while attempting a Fedora installation on a colleague’s machine.
I didn’t do it – I rescheduled the exercise until I fully understand the situation. Anaconda was not detecting the drive. It shipped with an Intel Rapid Storage Tech RAID volume setup. Windows-10 (OEM, default) and Fedora live-media booted fine.
The machine specifications? -> [Here]
I tried the suggestion on this page. I got stuck at #5 – the BIOS offers no easy way to switch to AHCI without disabling the volume first – or was that the idea? An attempt to disable the volume posted a message suggesting that I would lose data (though there was a toggle to preserve – couldn’t risk it). I also tried the following after booting the live media:
mdadm --auto-detect -v
That executed silently. Log messages (dmesg) seemed to suggest that it was conclusive. Although, I couldn’t find “–auto-detect” in “man mdadm”. Anaconda still could not see any drives afterwards.
Has anyone been through this path before? I’ll appreciate some guidance