I exclusively ran (I say ran b/c its not working in the present tense) Ubuntu 16.04.3. I left my laptop on for quite awhile today and it eventually died; upon booting I got an error stating no Hard Drive installed. I did a “quick check” of the hard drive and it came up with the same error. This simply isn't true, I have a 1TB (I think Seagate) HDD.
Prior to this, when I opened BIOS to select where to boot from (there was a time this computer had Windows 10 and Fedora 26) it would give me the option “Boot from an EFI File” and now that’s not even there. For some reason my Live USB of Ubuntu 16.04 worked so I can least be on the computer to troubleshoot.
So far I’ve tried installing this Live USB to the hard drive but the only HDD it sees during the partition phase is the exact same one it’s plugged into and frankly I'm gonna need more than a 50GB Hard Drive. I’ve also googled the problem and it doesn’t seem to be common. I checked System Diagnostics and there was no information about my hard drive.
I can only imagine it just has to be “hidden” since I’m using the laptop with a Live Ubuntu USBl
I know there will be more questions and I will gladly answer them so you can help me troubleshoot whatever is going on.
Edited by Al1000, 18 November 2017 - 07:12 AM.
moved from Linux & Unix