[Grml] Fwd: Hard drive partitions not seen

Jaime enopatch at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 11:12:06 CET 2020

On 18/11/2020, david.renstrom at gmail.com <david.renstrom at gmail.com> wrote:
> Laptop model: Dell Latitude 5510
> Hard drive model: BC511 NVMe SK hynix 512GB
> The output of lshw is as follows:
> /0/100/14/0/4            scsi0      storage        USB Flash Disk
> /0/100/14/0/4/0.0.0      /dev/sda   disk           16GB USB Flash Disk
> /0/100/14/0/4/0.0.0/0    /dev/sda   disk           16GB
> /0/100/17                           storage

Ok. Given that this is a "can't see nvme"-style problem, I've found:



("Linux Mint installer cannot find nvme drive on Dell XPS 15 laptop")

so one thing is certain: you are not alone! There appear to be 2 lines
of approach: either changing bios settings for the storage controller,
or changing kernel boot parameters (such as
"nvme_core.default_ps_max_latency_us=0"). Although I consider changing
bios settings to be safe (it *should* not damage your existing data),
if you are unhappy doing so, there is always another "safer" option:
remove the drive and access it using an external nvme-usb adapter.
It's your call.

HTH, J :-)

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