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The laptop has two 128GB SDD drives in a raid configuration.

The Live USD worked fine. I then installed Ubuntu 13.04 64bit which also completed successfully. When I removed the USB Flash Key and rebooted the laptop the bios shows up and it looks like there is no device to boot from..

What am I doing wrong? I have already tried to disable secure boot as well as fast boot.

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu Yoni! What exactly is the error. Also, did you install in UEFI mode or Legacy mode? – Alaa Ali Aug 20 '13 at 5:16

Did you ensure that your hard drive is in the boot order? You may have changed the boot order to get it to boot from USB originally, and could have inadvertently deleted your hard drive from the boot order. It's a long-shot, at best.

Failing that, try a reinstall and ensure that it completed successfully.

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This is how I fixed the problem. It may be an overkill and/or some steps not necessary:

  • In addition to disabling the fast boot and secure boot I also changed the hard disks controller mode from 'raid' to 'ide'
  • I ran the live USB and deleted all the partitions till all I had left are the two bare hard disks and then defined one ext3 parition on each.
  • I installed again, choosing one of the disks as the install location.
  • Works!

IMO the raid configuration and how the hard disks were partitioned were the culprits.

The only downside of this is I don't have one big logical drive (is it called a volume?). I had to mount the other drive separately but it's a minor inconvenience all in all.

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