Hi, new Manjaro user - and been a while since I’ve worked with Linux. Attempting to get back into things.
I’ve been trying to install the Gnome build, latest, and it isn’t able to install to my NVMe drive. It’s in a Dell Laptop. I’m at a loss as to what is wrong. I’ve tried installing Windows 10, and the drive was able to be partitioned and installed to, and same with the latest Ubuntu.
I’m not sure where to begin; am I able to get some help?
I have a log from the install - termbin/55c5
Apologies I can’t post the url as a url with the new forum rules.
When I run the failed command, it says “file not found”. GParted didn’t allow me to edit the drive, the disk utility didn’t allow me to edit the partitions. NVMe CLI utils, no drives were visible. But - the drive is visible, and supposedly mounted? I.e., the installer can see there is a 512gb drive.
Fastboot, I’ve set to “Thorough”, which will do a complete check
SATA mode: Disabled, AHCI and Raid.
That last setting does impact the drive’s visibility.
If I set it to disabled, it’s not there. Makes sense.
If I set it to AHCI, the drive is visible in the installer as /dev/nvme0n1. I can the size, serial and see partitions are listed as /dev/nvme0n1p1 → p3. Contents are “Unknown”, partition type is “Unknown”, and the installation fails.
If I set it to RAID, the drive is not visible.
I didn’t see any mention of VMD in the bios. Tried modprobe vmd just in case, but that didn’t change anything.
What should my next move be to work this out?
Also, is there anything I can do from Ubuntu to help work it out?
Gparted doesn’t list the drive as an option to select & format. It does appear in the Disks utility.
In terms of formatting, I was able to use Windows 10 installation to format the drive.
I wanted to validate another installation so I did do a full installation of Ubuntu and can boot into that fine. Not the one I wanted to be using though, back in the day I was on ArchLinux.