Monday, November 10, 2014

Ubuntu: When the Live CD sees the hard disc, but the installer does not...

I tried installing both Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 on a HP machine, and though gparted detected the hard disc properly, the installer didn't see it at all. It seems the hard disc was used in a RAID configuration before and some leftover metadata on it prevented the detection by the installer.

After running the following command in the live session's terminal, the detection worked as usual:

 sudo dmraid -rE