I have freshly installed Ubuntu 12.10 (64 bits) on an Asus S405CM-WX117H laptop (similar to this one) which features a 24GB SSD drive and a regular 500GB hard drive.
I placed the
/ (ext4) root file system in the SSD drive and partitioned the regular hard drive with 10GB swap and the rest as ext4 for
/home. It installed smoothly without errors, but when it restarted, I seem not to be able to boot Ubuntu (I have nothing else there).
To verify the installation was successful, I checked it using a live Ubuntu (DVD) and both hard drives are recognized and the files from the new system are there. The order of the disk as recognized in Ubuntu is:
sda = 500 GB SATA hdd,
sdb = 24GB SSD. Would it help my boot issue if I would be able to make Ubuntu swap the drive name assignments?
In the BIOS both hard drives are listed, yet I can only choose to use the regular hard drive as a boot device, for some reason I don't understand. It simply doesn't let me boot from the SSD drive.
I know that if I would install Ubuntu on the 500GB disk, it would probably boot just fine, but I want it in the SSD for obvious performance reasons. Any idea on how I could fix this?