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#1 2023-09-19 05:34:36

Phantoms
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Registered: 2023-08-31
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[SOLVED] Hard drive cannot be recognized

An additional note. I have been downright stupid. Certainly there is an /dev/sdb here because I am installing arch and have a live usb stick plugged onto the laptop! Still, think I am gonna leave it here just to give everyone a good laugh.

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I am newly switching to arch from windows, but have encountered something really, at least to me, weird during installation.

My laptop where I am installing arch has two hard drives. The first is an SSD where windows 10 was installed. The second is an HDD. Naturally I would want to install arch to the SSD but I found that during installation that that hard drive is not recognized properly. Back when I was using windows, I gathered that the drive had space of approximately 100 GB. Now, when I am installing arch and have run the `fdisk -l` command, I see that it only has a space of 58.59 GB:

```
Disk /dev/sda: 931.51 GiB

Disk /dev/sdb: 58.59 GiB
Disk model: U350
Disklabel type: gpt

Device       Start    End             Sectors        Size     Type
/dev/sdb1  2048  122879935  122877888  58.6G  Microsoft basic data

Disk /dev/loop0: 682.6 MiB
```

`/dev/sdb` is my SSD and where Windows is installed. What is really weird about it is:

1. I have tried to install arch to it and failed: everything gets removed after reboot
2. I managed to install arch to the other disk with exactly the same process
3. I cannot find this `/dev/sdb` after I runs arch and runs `fdisk -l`. The only disk recognized is the HDD

By the way I also tried Fedora after the failed attempt to install arch on the SSD and found Fedora could not find that disk either.

Currently I am using arch from the HDD but it is kind of annoying as I am pretty much used to the speed of SSD. Is there anything I can do to solve this?

Last edited by Phantoms (2023-09-19 08:13:25)

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#2 2023-09-19 07:12:33

seth
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Registered: 2012-09-03
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Re: [SOLVED] Hard drive cannot be recognized

Please post your complete system journal for the boot:

sudo journalctl -b | curl -F 'file=@-' 0x0.st

Also

(lspci -tvnn; lsblk -f) | curl -F 'file=@-' 0x0.st

but this looks like it's the lenovo ideapad one key recovery drive.
I'm not sure whether or how you can get generic access to that.

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#3 2023-09-19 07:39:25

Phantoms
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Re: [SOLVED] Hard drive cannot be recognized

http://0x0.st/HOfE.txt and http://0x0.st/HOfI.txt respectively for these two commands.

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#4 2023-09-19 07:44:32

seth
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Re: [SOLVED] Hard drive cannot be recognized

Sep 19 15:33:36 arch kernel: ahci 0000:00:17.0: Found 1 remapped NVMe devices.
Sep 19 15:33:36 arch kernel: ahci 0000:00:17.0: Switch your BIOS from RAID to AHCI mode to use them.

Edit: completely unrelated but the turing chip is gonna be more fun w/ the proprietary nvidia drivers and if you're uneasy about that, also eligible for the nvidia-open kernel module (which still has caveats, though, notably suspend/hibernation seems to be an ongoing issue)

Last edited by seth (2023-09-19 07:46:51)

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#5 2023-09-19 08:10:42

Phantoms
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Re: [SOLVED] Hard drive cannot be recognized

Wow! That seems to have done it. Marking this as solved.

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