03-08-2019 04:46 PM
Hello all. Recently bought a T430 (ebay) with ssd win10 installed. When I updated win10, it started to crash. It would get stuck on the windows logo. So I reformatted the ssd and tried to install linux mint 19. The linux live usb would boot, but it would not recognize the ssd when I try to install. Thinking it was a faulty drive, I changed it to the extra ssd that I have, but it still won’t get recognized. I also tried booting using a linux usb flash drive that I created, but it won’t boot. I would get to the Grub menu, but after selecting Linux Mint it would just get stuck on a blank screen. Weirdly enough, I was able to install windows 7 so at least I can use the laptop. So I’m not sure why LM19 won’t work on this machine.
Secure boot is Disabled.
UEFI/Legacy Boot is set to Both
Boot priority is UEFI First
CSM Support is set to Yes
03-08-2019 06:43 PM
03-08-2019 10:56 PM
lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT loop0 7:0 0 1.8G 1 loop /rofs sdb 8:16 1 29.1G 0 disk └─sdb1 8:17 1 29.1G 0 part /cdrom sr0 11:0 1 1024M 0 rom
dmesg gave me long list. Let me know if you want me to list the results here as well.
I ran Disks and it was able to see the ssd. At first is shows me the win7 parition under the Volumes. However, as soon as I try to install LM19, the Volumes changed to "No Media". I also ran GParted and it was not able to detect the ssd.