Questions tagged [ahci]

Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) is the particular way SATA controllers communicate with storage devices.

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Change BIOS options automatically with GRUB

I have just set up a dualboot Ubuntu 20.04 and Windows 10 on my Acer laptop. The annoying thing with Acer is that the default installation of Windows uses RST with premium Optane while Linux cannot ...
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Keep getting errors installing Ubuntu 20.03.3 on ASRock Motherboard H77

I have found a lot of info on UEFI and frankly, its out of my league but I can learn... I am trying to install the latest LTS Ubuntu on this to run as a Plex server but keep running into the following ...
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Can't find option to switch between RST and AHCI

So I have an HP OMEN 15-dc0xxx and was trying to dual boot Ubuntu 20.04 alongside Windows. Almost all guidelines I have seen on the subject mention switching controller mode to AHCI, but I can't find ...
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Dual boot: Windows10 only boots in RAID On mode while Ubuntu only boots in AHCI mode

I bought a new laptop Dell - Latitude - 9410 2 in 1 with Windows 10. I want to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS wich is my main OS. I want use the two OS with a dual boot. In what follows I describe different ...
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Installing Ubuntu on HP Omen Desktop

I recently decided to try installing Ubuntu on my PC (an HP Omen 25L desktop) alongside Windows 10 to dual boot. The system has two drives: an SSD for the OS and a larger HDD for data storage. When I ...
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Booting Ubuntu With RST Enabled (AHCI Not An Option)

I am interested in dual-booting Windows and Ubuntu. I have successfully been able to switch over my bios for my laptop (ASUS Zephyrus S GX502GW) to AHCI, then booted into safe mode in Windows to ...
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Change in SATA Configuration

I have a dual boot system with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04. So due to slow performance of Windows I changed my bios SATA Configuration from IDE to AHCI and I observed that my laptop boots quickly in ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu 20.04 & Windows 10 Pro - RST problem

BEFORE YOU READ THE SOLUTION: Here is a summary of how I solved it: for me it really seemed to be necessary to change to AHCI in the Bios and completely reinstall windows 10 via usb, then install ...
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Can't put AHCI mode on my laptop working with intel RST, so, how can I Install Ubuntu?

I have ASUS ROG Zephyrus DUO 15 Laptop and due to its 10th generation intel cpu and 2 1TB nvme ssd I can't put the AHCI mode in Bios. Is it possible to install Ubuntu with intel RST mode enabled?
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RAID to AHCI for Ubuntu, SupportAssist shows up every time

I have a new Alienware laptop and am trying to set up dual booting for Windows 10 and Ubuntu. I followed steps I found online to run safeboot using 'bcdedit /set {current} safeboot minimal' , but ...
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Can't use two SSDs with AHCI

I have a Predator Helios 300, it comes with 256GB SSD (nvme) and 2TB HD. I need another 256GB for Ubuntu and Windows 10 dual boot so bought another 256GB nvme SSD. After installing the new SSD if I ...
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INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE in Windows 10 after changing SATA Configuration from RAID ON to AHCI

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on a Dual Boot Windows 10 Alienware Laptop. At first, the live Ubuntu installer couldn't detect the SSD inside so I changed the SATA configuration from RAID ON to ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu and Windows on XPS 15 9500 with multiple hard drives

I have the dell xps 15 9500 with windows currently installed on the 256gb ssd that comes with the laptop. The laptop has 2 ssd slots. Thus, I want to add a terabyte ssd to the 2nd slot. I wanted to ...
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How to install ubuntu 20.04 on Intel RST and not AHCI

I have Dell Inspiron 7501 with 512 GB NVME PCIe M.2 SSD and I have been trying to dualboot ubuntu 20.04. But while installing, it says that 'This computer works on RST. Turn off RST to install ubuntu'...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 20 with Win 10 installled on SSD and Ubuntu on HDD?

My system configuration is: 1. 256 GB SSD (Win 10 installed) 2. 2TB HDD (here I want to install Ubuntu with 200 GB space) 3. UEFI + GPT 4. Acer Predator Helios 3000 5. 16GB RAM/ Intel Core i7 9th ...
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Ubuntu Dual-Boot Issue with Windows 10: Partition List Empty

When trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on my PC (Windows already installed), the partition list during the Ubuntu install is empty. I'm installing from a bootable USB created using Rufus, ...
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Sata mode keeps changing to RST (dual boot)

I use Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 as a dual boot system. Every now and then (about every second month) the Sata mode is changed from AHCI to RST without me entering the BIOS. Can that happen after ...
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HDD not found after battery reset. LiveCD detects HDD

I did a battery reset. But then BIOS cant find HDD, LiveCD does though. With Battery reset i mean Remove charger Press battery reset-button with a needle for 30 seconds. Attach charger. Wait 1 hour. ...
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I'm trying to disable RST so I can install ubuntu alongside win10, but win10 keeps reverting my changes. What can I do? [duplicate]

When using this official guide (https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/ubuntu-installation-on-computers-with-intel-r-rst-enabled/15347), windows reverts my changes once I reboot. I have also tried the ...
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Correct way to change from RST to AHCI and implications

today I tried to install ubuntu on my computer (Lenovo Idea Pad Intel Core i7-8565U BIOS-Modus UEFI). I opted for a dual boot configuration. During the installation I received a message saying: This ...
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Can't install ubuntu (linux) on SSD, ssd not detected

I added an adata sx6000 lite SSD to my laptop (aspire 3 A315-55g-74nf). Now I want install linux on ssd but ubuntu can not detect my ssd. When I change SATA mode to AHCI I can't access boot and I have ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 with Intel RST systems - implications of running bcdedit command while safe boot has already been activated through msconfig

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 20.04 alongside Windows 10 on my Acer computer. While trying to install Ubuntu, I was prompted with a warning about Intel's RST needing to be turned off. Following Choice #...
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Dual Boot issue - AHCL or intel rst premium with intel optane system acceleration

I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu 18.04 on my new laptop, which is an Asus ROG with windows 10 UEFI, core i7, 512GB SSD and 16GB RAM. On the installation type page, there were no download options and ...
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Hard disk not detected during Dual boot installation on New Acer Aspire A315-56 laptop

I purchased a new Acer Aspire A315-56 laptop few days ago with Windows 10 preinstalled in that. Now I wanted to dual boot with Ubuntu 20.04 version. I created the necessary USB bootable drive using ...
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I can't change from RST to AHCI

I tried to install ubuntu 20.04 LTS but it says something about RST being enabled and I have to disable it. I did as https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/ubuntu-installation-on-computers-with-intel-r-rst-...
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Dual boot Ubuntu with Windows: cannot change from RAID to AHCI through BIOS

I recently got a new laptop HP Envy (Model: 15M-ED0023DX). Its full SSD machine and I want to the change the SATA from RAID to AHCI so that I could see the partitions when I boot from pendrive (Ubuntu)...
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No root file system is defined - iso file that skipps some installation steps

NVMe SSD please I have this problem with ubunto installation, I have an iso file that skips some installation steps, after that I choose the language, the installation crushes and it shows the message ...
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Problem with dual-booting

Some weeks ago I bought a new Lenovo IdeaPad S540 laptop with Intel RST controller mode by default. When I tried to dual-boot Windows, which was installed earlier with Ubuntu 20.04, I got a window ...
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Can't turn off RST for ubuntu installtion?

How do I turn off RST for the Ubuntu installation? I have 512 GB NVMe SSD and there is no option for turning off iRST or change hard disk controller to AHCI in BIOS, BIOS is at the latest version.
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Workaround to Install Ubuntu 20.04 with Intel RST systems

I tried to install Ubuntu 20.04 in my Dell G5 which has 2 drives. One with Windows 10 on it (256 GB) and another one with 1 TB capacity. I shrunk the volume of 1 TB by 150 GB and tried to install ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 RST Issue with no access to Advanced BIOS options

Installing Ubuntu 20.04 on dual boot windows HP Envy consumer laptop. Got the error to disable RST. Consumer HP lap with insyde bios f.47 which does not allow "Advanced option" to disable RST and ...
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How to recognize SSD drive with Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller in 'RAID mode'

I have a Dell Latitude 5300 with a SSD drive and with what lshw shows as ''82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode]''. BIOS is configured by default with SATA operation = "RAID On" mode and I don't ...
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Why am I unable to boot Ubuntu after motherboard change?

I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop and I had my motherboard replaced. After that I am no longer able to dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu. Of course I disabled Secure boot in BIOS. The problem is: if I set SATA ...
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Help with Dual Boot Windows 10 and changing from RAID to AHCI (Dell G3 3590)

So I was trying to install Ubuntu 19.10 alongside Windows. However, the Live USB doesn't recognize the 256 GB SSD where it's going to be installed, but it does recognize the additional 1 TB HDD. ...
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Do I need to change my SATA mode to AHCI from RST premium with Optane mode to dual boot? And how to do it without sacrificing Windows 10?

I tried to install Ubuntu 18.04LTS but Ubuntu doesn't recognize my SSD. Acer Predator ph315-52. i7 9th gen. UPDATE: I changed SATA mode to AHCI and successfully installed Ubuntu but Windows doesn't ...
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Device for Bootloader installation Dual Boot

I am planning to dual boot Ubuntu Budgie and Windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron 7591. It has a 512gb ssd with Windows 10 installed. I plan to buy another 512gb ssd and install ubuntu there. I just want to ...
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No hard drive detected during ubuntu 19.04 installation

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu 19.04 on a 2019 Dell Inspiron 7490 (service manual). When I get to the point of selecting a partition to install on, the installer can't find any hard drive and I just ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu in a laptop with Intel Optane

I am new in Linux and I am trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS in my laptop with a Dual Boot with Windows 10. My laptop is an Asus with 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, and 16GB Intel Optane. The problem is that ...
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Stuck in grub_rescue and no access bios

I'm stuck in Grub_rescue on my laptop. I can only boot from Ubuntu Live USB, but in the installation, he does not recognise my SSD. Normally you should change the SATA-mode in the bios, but there is a ...
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CPU at 99-100% after installing Ubuntu

Yesterday I went to install ubuntu, but the screen would freeze during loading so I never really got to the installation screen. So I turned off the acpi as written in the link below and it worked. ...
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How to get Ubuntu to recognise an AHCI SSD using RAID mode

I have a RAID0 on my computer with Windows 10 installed, so in the BIOS it's in Intel RST. I happen to have a Samsung SM951 AHCI SSD which I want to put in and install Ubuntu on. However, I cannot see ...
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Black screen after new SATA card installation

I'm at a real loss right now... I don't even know how to move forward with troubleshooting. I have an old sata card that I swear used to work, but when I boot with it plugged into any of my boards ...
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Ubuntu got installed, but no GRUB screen?

I managed to install Ubuntu onto a SSD on AHCI mode. Alongside Win 10. Win 10 was pre-installed, has a boot loader in the UEFI, and in the UEFI there is nothing named Linux to begin with. How to get ...
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Installing dual boot Ubuntu 18.04 on dell xps 15 9570 RAID or AHCI

I have recently bought this a new dell xps15 9570 computer. I have partitioned the windows such that there is a partition with ~650GB empty. I have followed the instructions here When I start the ...
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Installing Ubuntu 18.04 alongside windows10, the SSD is not recognized

I have DELL Precision, with 512GB SSD. I did shrink the only Drive C, and made 125 GB of unallocated space to install Ubuntu on it. restarting the system choosing boot, install Ubuntu, the ...
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What Ubuntu Kernel Extensions were installed to enable SSD to run on non-AHCI motherboard?

A Dell Optiplex 390 is successfully outfitted with an SSD + 16.04. The internet indicates motherboard does not feature AHCI capability and that kernel extension are necessary to implement AHCI. ...
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How can I use SATA hot plugging in Ubuntu 16.04 on an Intel NUC NUC7i7DN board?

If I attach a SATA drive to the NUC(NUC7i7DN) after booting into Ubuntu 16.04, the drive is not recognised. Nothing shows up with lsblk or dmesg. If I restart, the drive shows up. Additionally, I am ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10 and Kubuntu - SATA AHCI vs RAID [error]

I dual installed Kubuntu on a computer with Windows 10, grub is on /dev/sda while the Windows boot manager is on /nvmesomethingsomething. To install it, I had to set SATA from RAID to AHCI in the ...
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RAID/AHCI Trouble installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on Dell laptop

I need help installing Ubuntu on my Dell Inspiron 7577. Note, this laptop comes with windows 10 pre-installed on a SSD. I tried installing Ubuntu 17.10 using a USB device. But as I went on with the ...
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How to switch from IDE to AHCI [closed]

I have dualboot Xubuntu 16.04.03 and Windows 7, unfortunately SATA controller is switched to IDE and I would like to switch to AHCI for better performance and didn't find out how. When switched BIOS ...