Cannot detect Sata drive on installation

I have an Lenovo Thinkbook G2 with preinstalled win10. Added an extra Sata drive for dualbooting linux and managed to install Fedora on the second drive.
I want to remove Fedora and install Manjaro (KDE) instead, live system starts properly but second drive is not detected, so Manjaro can only see Win10 disk.
Secure boot disabled, system at setup mode. How can I detect second sata drive with live medium for installation?

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  1. Please read this:
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    and post some more information so we can see what’s really going on. Now we know the symptom of the disease, but we need some more probing to know where the origin lies…
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What does lsblk return?

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Thank you for replying Fabby, this is the output:

  Kernel: 5.10.42-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-x86_64 lang=en_US keytable=tr tz=UTC 
  misobasedir=manjaro misolabel=MANJARO_KDE_2107 quiet systemd.show_status=1 
  apparmor=1 security=apparmor driver=free nouveau.modeset=1 i915.modeset=1 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20VE v: ThinkBook 15 G2 ITL 
  serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 v: ThinkBook 15 G2 ITL serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0J40679 WIN serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: LENOVO v: F8CN34WW(V1.12) date: 02/01/2021 
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 30.8 Wh (67.4%) condition: 45.7/45.0 Wh (101.6%) 
  volts: 11.9 min: 11.6 model: Sunwoda L19D3PDA type: Li-ion serial: <filter> 
  status: Discharging cycles: 10 
  RAM: total: 7.58 GiB used: 2.75 GiB (36.3%) 
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
  Info: Quad Core model: 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Tiger Lake family: 6 model-id: 8C (140) stepping: 1 microcode: 66 
  cache: L2: 8 MiB bogomips: 38720 
  Speed: 1201 MHz min/max: 400/4200 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1201 2: 1201 
  3: 1201 4: 1200 5: 1201 6: 1201 7: 1201 8: 1200 
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_capabilities 
  arch_perfmon art avx avx2 avx512_bitalg avx512_vbmi2 avx512_vnni 
  avx512_vp2intersect avx512_vpopcntdq avx512bw avx512cd avx512dq avx512f 
  avx512ifma avx512vbmi avx512vl bmi1 bmi2 bts cat_l2 cdp_l2 clflush 
  clflushopt clwb cmov constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl 
  dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept ept_ad erms est f16c flexpriority flush_l1d fma 
  fpu fsgsbase fsrm fxsr gfni ht hwp hwp_act_window hwp_epp hwp_notify 
  hwp_pkg_req ibpb ibrs ibrs_enhanced ida intel_pt invpcid invpcid_single 
  lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear mmx monitor movbe movdir64b movdiri msr mtrr 
  nonstop_tsc nopl nx ospke pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge 
  pku pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pts rdpid rdrand rdseed rdt_a rdtscp rep_good 
  sdbg sep sha_ni smap smep split_lock_detect ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 
  ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer 
  tsc_known_freq umip vaes vme vmx vnmi vpclmulqdq vpid x2apic xgetbv1 xsave 
  xsavec xsaveopt xsaves xtopology xtpr 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
  Type: mds status: Not affected 
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: Intel Iris Xe Graphics vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel 
  bus-ID: 0000:00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:9a49 class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU117M [GeForce MX450] vendor: Lenovo driver: nouveau 
  v: kernel bus-ID: 0000:2b:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1f97 class-ID: 0302 
  Device-3: IMC Networks Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
  bus-ID: 3-7:3 chip-ID: 13d3:56ff class-ID: 0e02 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: 
  loaded: intel unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 
  screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") 
  s-diag: 582mm (22.9") 
  Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 143 size: 340x190mm (13.4x7.5") 
  diag: 389mm (15.3") 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel Xe Graphics (TGL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.1.2 
  direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-LP Smart Sound Audio vendor: Lenovo 
  driver: sof-audio-pci alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_sof_pci 
  bus-ID: 0000:00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a0c8 class-ID: 0401 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.42-1-MANJARO running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.30 running: no 
  Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 5000 
  bus-ID: 0000:00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:a0f0 class-ID: 0280 
  IF: wlp0s20f3 state: up mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Lenovo driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 0000:2c:00.0 
  chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200 
  IF: enp44s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  WAN IP: <filter> 
  Device-1: Intel Bluetooth 9460/9560 Jefferson Peak (JfP) type: USB 
  driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 3-10:5 chip-ID: 8087:0aaa class-ID: e001 
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 3 state: up address: see --recommends 
  Permissions: Unable to run lvs. Root privileges required. 
  Hardware-1: Intel Volume Management Device NVMe RAID Controller driver: vmd 
  v: 0.6 port: 5000 bus-ID: 0000:00:0e.0 chip-ID: 8086.9a0b rev: 
  class-ID: 0104 
  Local Storage: total: 253.32 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: MZALQ256HAJD-000L2 
  size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s 
  lanes: 4 rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: AL2QFXV7 temp: 38.9 C 
  scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 type: USB model: Flash USB Disk size: 14.84 GiB 
  block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 1.5 Gb/s rotation: SSD 
  serial: <filter> rev: 6.90 scheme: MBR 
  SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure? 
  Message: No optical or floppy data found. 
  Message: No partition data found. 
  Alert: No swap data was found. 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1 size: 260 MiB fs: fat (32 bit) 
  label: SYSTEM_DRV uuid: C2CA-7359 
  ID-2: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 size: 16 MiB fs: <superuser required> 
  label: N/A uuid: N/A 
  ID-3: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3 size: 237.23 GiB fs: ntfs 
  label: Windows-SSD uuid: FC5ECB095ECABC20 
  ID-4: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4 size: 1000 MiB fs: ntfs label: WINRE_DRV 
  uuid: 0A7CCB527CCB36EB 
  ID-5: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 size: 2.74 GiB fs: <superuser required> 
  label: MANJARO_KDE_2107 uuid: 2021-06-14-15-33-09-00 
  ID-6: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 size: 4 MiB fs: <superuser required> 
  label: MISO_EFI uuid: 0ACC-C46C 
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 1 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-2: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s 
  chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-3: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 12 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 3-1:6 info: Microdia USB Device type: Keyboard,Mouse 
  driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 1.5 Mb/s 
  power: 100mA chip-ID: 0c45:7406 class-ID: 0301 
  Device-2: 3-5:2 info: Flash USB Disk type: Mass Storage driver: usb-storage 
  interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 100mA chip-ID: 8690:3a04 
  class-ID: 0806 serial: <filter> 
  Device-3: 3-7:3 info: IMC Networks Integrated Camera type: Video 
  driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA 
  chip-ID: 13d3:56ff class-ID: 0e02 
  Device-4: 3-9:4 info: Elan Micro ELAN:Fingerprint type: <vendor specific> 
  driver: N/A interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 100mA 
  chip-ID: 04f3:0c4b class-ID: 0000 
  Device-5: 3-10:5 info: Intel Bluetooth 9460/9560 Jefferson Peak (JfP) 
  type: Bluetooth driver: btusb interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  power: 100mA chip-ID: 8087:0aaa class-ID: e001 
  Hub-4: 4-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s 
  chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 27.8 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 245 Uptime: 11h 02m wakeups: 1053 Init: systemd v: 248 
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: N/A Packages: pacman: 1218 lib: 324 
  flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.04 

PS: Updated profile, thanks.

Thank you for replying Greggex, this is the lsblk:

loop0         7:0    0    26M  1 loop /run/miso/sfs/livefs
loop1         7:1    0 389.9M  1 loop /run/miso/sfs/mhwdfs
loop2         7:2    0   1.6G  1 loop /run/miso/sfs/desktopfs
loop3         7:3    0 731.7M  1 loop /run/miso/sfs/rootfs
sda           8:0    1  14.8G  0 disk /run/miso/bootmnt
├─sda1        8:1    1   2.7G  0 part 
└─sda2        8:2    1     4M  0 part 
nvme0n1     259:0    0 238.5G  0 disk 
├─nvme0n1p1 259:1    0   260M  0 part 
├─nvme0n1p2 259:2    0    16M  0 part 
├─nvme0n1p3 259:3    0 237.2G  0 part 
└─nvme0n1p4 259:4    0  1000M  0 part 

It looks like your system cannot see the second drive on a hardware level.

  1. Are you running your UEFI system in BIOS mode? (aka CSM)
  2. Can Windows see the disk?
    • if yes, give the Windows hardware and driver details, please.
    • If no, you have a hardware problem: resolve that (Cable? Power? UEFI firmware upgrade?)


Check your “BIOS” setup - make sure that the drive isn’t in some Intel RAID mode that isn’t supported by the Kernel.


I managed to install Manjaro finally. First answers to your questions:

System was not in BIOS mode,
Windows was seeing the disk,
Firmware was already up to date,
No RAID (Laptop is not supporting RAID setup)
Manjaro was detecting UEFI Bootloaders at the live medium boot menu, but could not see the second disk after system starts.

Disabled all CPU related Intel “technologies” which are;

  • Intel VMD Controller
  • Intel Virtualization Technology
  • Intel VT-d Feature
  • Intel Hyper - Threading Technology
    and try again to boot with live medium.
    Now Manjaro see the disk. Installed Manjaro without any problem.

Loaded Default configuration in System,
If Intel VMD controller is turned on Manjaro boot menu appears but Manjaro does not see the disk in which it is installed and drops into an emergency shell.

Thank you for your help.

I thought VMD was only on Xenon chips. (live and learn)

VMD support needs to be specifically enabled in the kernel.

Does Win10 still boot/run ok with VMD disabled?

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Win10 gone without VMD, (some forums say it is necessary for using nvme, not sure)
Manjaro does not boot with VMD, stuck here.

I need a tutorial for enabling VMD in the kernel, hope to find one…

Try this.

Thank you, but this did not work for me. Still searching for a solution.

Ah, I came here to ask the same question - new HP laptop with 11th Gen i5 and trying to install Manjaro on the SATA (SSD) drive, leaving the Windows NVME drive alone. The installer likewise does not detect the SATA drive.

I tried several other distributions and found that anything running a 5.11 or 5.12 kernel had no issues with detection of the drive (though a few had other issues once installed).

So in the end I slapped the latest Kubuntu on it and will wait patiently for Manjaro to include a newer kernel in the installer.

Also Fedora is working but only GNOME version, not KDE. I don’t like it though. I will try Kubuntu, thank you for the tip about Kernel versions.