I just replaced the hard drive on my desktop with an SSD HD. Ubuntu installer doesn't find it, although when I run Ubuntu from the live CD:
- the HD is detected in GParted, where I was able to create and format partitions.
- It's detected by the Ubuntu disks utility as well, and the partitions can be mounted, but when I tried to write a file to it it didn't work
fdisk /dev/sda gives this:
Disk /dev/sda: 139.8 GiB, 150039945216 bytes, 293046768 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0x7da8b393 Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 2048 293046271 293044224 139.8G 5 Extended /dev/sda5 4096 71684095 71680000 34.2G 83 Linux /dev/sda6 71686144 102406143 30720000 14.7G 83 Linux /dev/sda7 102408192 270344191 167936000 80.1G 83 Linux /dev/sda8 270346240 293046271 22700032 10.8G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
I tried to change the BIOS SATA parameters to ACHI and tried a few other settings (not sure what that means but saw it might be related), it didn't help.
The HD is not new, it was previously used as RAID in another computer. I don't know how this works so I have no idea if that matters?
Thanks for your help!