I am trying to install Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS along side Windows 10, but it's not detecting my Samsung EVO 960 PCIe NVME SSD(500 GB). The same is visible and useable from Windows 10 Professional. What could be the issue?
Rather than directly installing. first i went into the "try without install mode" and opened gparted...gparted showed SATA SSD, other hard drives, USB drive but not the Samsung PCIe NVME SSD.
Anything else i need to have in my bootable ISO image to detect the PCIe NVME SSD? My BIOS mode is UEFI(that's the one via which Windows has been installed), is that the issue as mentioned here? Mine is Dell XPS 8930 Desktop - Intel Core i7-8700(6 Cores Processor with 64 GB RAM, Windows is installed on SATA SSD and I am trying to install ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS on PCIe NVME SSD).
Edit 1 Rather than trying Ubuntu, I went ahead with the install but end up with some bugs...Ubuntu was not able to detect Windows 10 installation on my computer......Seems that 18.04 LTS is somewhat too early to try it out.
Went into BIOS(F2) and changed the
SATA setting to from
RAID On to
BIOS warned at the time of saving this setting that either I may not be able to boot my Operating System(Windows 10) or I need to re-install it. I went ahead...couple of times...restart at the BIOS level...Operating system never came up...finally BIOS went into the health check and recovery mode...i reverted back the setting to
RAID On and at least Windows 10 is able to boot.
Dell's BIOS doesn't seems to be that easy to work with for dual boot Linux or PCIe NVME drive it seems...will try it later during the weekend.
Edit3 Somehow Ubuntu installer was not able to detect Windows 10. Googled it further and then changed the BIOS back to secure boot enabled and UEFI enabled. Now Ubuntu installer was able to detect Windows 10. Installation happened successfully on my shinning Samsung PCIe NVME SSD without any issues.