So I just got a new laptop (Asus VivoBook S15) that came with a preinstalled Win10 on the only hard drive. I'm trying to do a clean Ubuntu install to replace Windows but the installer only finds the bootable USB drive (and cannot install on it since it's only 8GB) but not the SSD.
I created a bootable USB with Rufus using GPT as the partition scheme and FAT32 as the file system. I've also tried every other combination but it hasn't improved anything.
I've also set the SATA mode to AHCI from BIOS. I also got my Windows to boot in that mode as well following advice I found during my research.
Secure Boot and Fast Boot are both disabled.
When I tried to install or try out Ubuntu from the USB I got a black screen but adding "nolapic" as parameter fixed that. I don't know if that affects the installation at all.
Booting into the Ubuntu from the USB directly hangs on the desktop if I don't add "nomodeset" as a parameter.
While testing out Ubuntu from the USB I checked to see if it can find the SSD there but "fdisk" only returns the USB drive.
I've stopped Windows from hibernating. Apparently that can lock up the SSD somehow.
Lastly when selecting Install Ubuntu I get this wall of text before the installer launches. I have no idea what it is or if it matters.