Fedora install doesn't see SATA drives ...



  • I'm new to Linux and have pieced together a system that I was going to use to test with at home. I was going to install Fedora 30 on the machine but when I go through the installer it doesn't see any of the 4 SATA drives in the system.

    The bios is detecting them but not the installer. I tried Centos 7 and had the same issue.

    The motherboard is an MSI H310I Pro. I had thought that SATA drives would just be seen without any concern about incompatibilities or anything. I feel like there is something simple I'm overlooking. Is there anything that I need to do to make these drives available to the installer?

    Thanks



  • @BraswellJay said in Fedora install doesn't see SATA drives ...:

    I'm new to Linux and have pieced together a system that I was going to use to test with at home. I was going to install Fedora 30 on the machine but when I go through the installer it doesn't see any of the 4 SATA drives in the system.

    The bios is detecting them but not the installer. I tried Centos 7 and had the same issue.

    The motherboard is an MSI H310I Pro. I had thought that SATA drives would just be seen without any concern about incompatibilities or anything. I feel like there is something simple I'm overlooking. Is there anything that I need to do to make these drives available to the installer?

    Thanks

    Try turning off SecureBoot.



  • @black3dynamite said in Fedora install doesn't see SATA drives ...:

    Try turning off SecureBoot.

    Thanks. I checked and this was off.

    I finally booted into gparted and it was throwing some errors that seemed to be because there was no partition table on any of the 4 drives. I added an unformatted partition on each and then then once I rebooted the drives were found by the fedora installer. I presume it would have also been found by the Centos installer at that point as well but I didn't actually try it.



  • @BraswellJay Just a note for next time, from the installer you can ctrl+alt+F2, this will drop you into a console where you can fix these kinds of issues without needing to boot into another thing.


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