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by theofficialbyrum
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Install Won't Recognize Hard Drive?
Replies: 23
Views: 3004

Re: Linux Mint Install Won't Recognize Hard Drive?

FWIW, there's another strategy you might want to consider. You can install Mint to an external hard drive in a way which leaves your internal drive untouched. It's a little more complicated than the standard install, but not much. Let me know if you're interested and I'll post links to the "how to....
by theofficialbyrum
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Install Won't Recognize Hard Drive?
Replies: 23
Views: 3004

Re: Linux Mint Install Won't Recognize Hard Drive?

won't be able to dual boot that machine without wrecking Windwoes 10 From what I've read, this seems to be true, but what would be the best method, assuming I wanted to preserve all the files on my HDD? Do a system backup, then switch the RAID setup to AHCI in the BIOS? Is there a good way to go ab...
by theofficialbyrum
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Install Won't Recognize Hard Drive?
Replies: 23
Views: 3004

Re: Linux Mint Install Won't Recognize Hard Drive?

One thing you could try is update the BIOS. The latest is v1.7.1 available at https://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER04841231M/1/Precision_5520_1.7.1.exe Note that the exe file will have to be run from within windows. It looks like your laptop can have a PCIe drive and/or SATA drive, do you know which yo...
by theofficialbyrum
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Install Won't Recognize Hard Drive?
Replies: 23
Views: 3004

Re: Linux Mint Install Won't Recognize Hard Drive?

I have been having trouble dual booting Linux Mint to Windows 10 Please start a live session and open a terminal. Copy/paste the output of this terminal command in your reply: inxi -Fxz mint@mint ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: mint Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon...
by theofficialbyrum
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Install Won't Recognize Hard Drive?
Replies: 23
Views: 3004

Linux Mint Install Won't Recognize Hard Drive?

Hello all, I wanted to get accommodated with Linux due to future work I have lined up, however, I have been having trouble dual booting Linux Mint to Windows 10. I have followed online instruction/guides to the best of my ability, however, I really can't seem to find much useful information that I c...

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