01-26-2018 05:34 PM - edited 01-26-2018 05:36 PM
I own a lenovo u310 notebook. Just recently harddrive broke, (made double check of that). And I cant be left without a laptop right now (linux booting from usb isnt an option.
But I know theres ssd in this computer for caching purposes, can I anyhow use that ssd to install OS for a while? Problem is I cant access windows since hdd is broke (formated the harddrive in hopes of it to start working anyways), and booted linux or some partitioning tool like gparted doesnt detect the SSD. Still its there in bios boot options (ATA SSD1).
So my question would be, Is there any way making SSD visible to some standalone formatting tool, and using the drive for installing os?
edit: When trying to install debian the drive also doesnt appear.