I have an ASUS ROG G701-VIK gaming laptop with 2* M2 SSD NVMe in a RAID-0 array in SATA mode and my BIOS has no option to change from SATA mode to AHCI mode.

When I'm trying to install Ubuntu, the installer does not detect my SSD.

Update: - Now i'm installing ubuntu 18.04 on an external usb. - Cloned full ubuntu installation from usb to the second SSD. - It's booting normally but to GNU GRUB screen .

grub> ls

hd0 (hd0,gpt1) (hd0,gpt2) (hd0,gpt3) (hd0,gpt4) hd1 (hd1,gpt1) (hd1,gpt2) (hd1,gpt3) (hd1,gpt4)

grub> boot
You need to load kernel first.

How to fix this error?

  • i do not think you can change RAID 0, without totally erasing drives and reinstalling separately. Make sure you have good backups. If either drive fails you lose all data on both drives as half is on one & half on other alternating. See this: askubuntu.com/questions/861854/… Many with NVMe drives have now installed Ubuntu, so that is not an issue.
    – oldfred
    Apr 19 '18 at 21:25
  • i found some have have same my issues in same link u send it and he resolve this issues with raid 0 but he not share how ? Cereal Killer who did it
    – merocom
    Apr 20 '18 at 2:35
  • i don't know how to contact him ???? user:391046
    – merocom
    Apr 20 '18 at 2:36
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    Close voter warning: Answer added: I have similar hardware. @EricCarvalho
    – Fabby
    Apr 20 '18 at 20:20

The best thing you can do is to remove the RAID-0 as RAID-0 is worse than no RAID at all.

It's a bit complex though and not for the faint at heart as no matter what, Ctrl+I, Ctrl+R, Ctrl+E, Ctrl+D or even Ctrl+Shift+I, R, E or D will bring you into the Intel RAID Setup ROM so you have to:

  • Take a CloneZilla Live backup of the pre-installed Windows 10 environment on the RAID-0 to another (bigger) disk

  • Download RTSCLI64 V 13.2.0_1016 and then patch it to ignore driver version checking.

  • Boot Windows 10 into command prompt and delete the RAID array with the patched RSTCLI64:

      rstcli64 --manage --delete OEMRAID0 
  • Patch the CloneZilla image for it to be able to be restored onto a smaller disk

  • Restore the CloneZilla Image to one of the NVMes

  • Install Ubuntu to the second NVMe

Done! :-)

Note: I keep Windows around just to be able to change the keyboard background lights and to be able to do BIOS updates (haven't found a way around that yet)

  • CloneZilla didn’t detected my SSD or RAID
    – merocom
    Apr 21 '18 at 6:39
  • I delete RAID 0 from bios and now it’s separate 2 NVME ssd also not detected by ubuntu installation
    – merocom
    Apr 21 '18 at 8:07
  • Any suggestions ??
    – merocom
    Apr 22 '18 at 4:44
  • Nothing happened, i'm feeling bored with my laptop
    – merocom
    Apr 22 '18 at 4:55
  • this link for laptop System76 : system76.com/laptops/bonobo. same my laptop specification specially M.2 PCI/SSD and hold Linux ????
    – merocom
    Apr 22 '18 at 11:16

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