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First HDD =None but it shows in gparted


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#1 Hat212

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 03:30 PM

Mint 18 installed on SDA1 shows in gparted but not in bios.

 

Dell Inspiron 11-3152

Pentium N thirty seven hundred @ 1.6

8 gb ram

 

Ran windows 10 for 9 months - froze and would not boot. "No bootable device".

Updated bios.

Installed Mint 18 on one partition. This partition shows in gparted and is flagged "boot".

First HDD does not show in bios.

Ran Boot fix from bootable usb, no improvement

ran Kaspersky rescue from usb. Says it found a heur virus + cleaned. Says 6 files damaged, don't know where or what files.

 

STRANGE: Machine will occaissionally find the hard drive and boot. First day or so of new Mint install it seemed to work ok until it didn't.

 

Was disk not cleaned completely when Mint installed <question mark>.

This laptop runs fine off a Linux Mint usb.

Thanks, please advise.



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#2 Al1000

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 04:13 PM

Hi, and welcome to Bleeping Computer.

It is my understanding that your computer has one HDD. Are you sure it has more than one?

Only drives, and not partitions, should show up in BIOS.

In Linux, sda is the HDD, and sda1 is the first partition on sda.

Whatever is on the HDD, should not affect whether it shows up in BIOS.

Edited by Al1000, 22 September 2016 - 04:16 PM.


#3 Hat212

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 04:21 PM

Thanks for your response.

 

Machine has one drive.

The drive, SDA1, shows in gparted but NOT in bios.

Computer won't boot from linux Mint installed on this drive. It did a couple times but no more.

Bios says HDD    None.

I run gparted from a thumb drive the partition shows up and is flagged as a boot partition.



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Posted 22 September 2016 - 04:34 PM

Unfortunately this sounds like a problem with the HDD itself, as opposed to being a problem with anything that's on it. I responded to your topic in case the issue was with Linux, but as it seems it's the HDD I had best leave this to people who know more about hardware than I do, to advise.

Best of luck!

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 05:59 PM

Ok, yeah.. It is a SSD. I have no experience with these. I can change it if it's bad. Don't know. Thanks.






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