Linux live usb doesn't detect HDD on Aspire 3 a315-56

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  • ngrpthomasngrpthomas Member Posts: 6

    Tinkerer

    @Acer-Tommy Hi, can we get a BIIOS update to fix this in the near future please?
  • Simga1986Simga1986 Member Posts: 15 Troubleshooter
    Simga1986 said:
    Ishmael said:
    Hello everyone!
    I try to install Linux Mint 19.3 xfce-edition on my laptop Aspire 3 a315-56 (this laptop cames without installed OS). I disabled secure boot and fast boot from BIOS. I also switched sata mode to ahci and updated BIOS to 1.05 version. Live usb starts and work normally, but it is not possible to install OS, because Linux doesn't detect hard drive. I tried different linux distributions: Ubuntu, Debian, Manjaro and I had the same problem.

    Live usb with windows 10 recognised HDD normally.

    Please, help me with solving this problem! I don't have any idea what to do :-(((
    Hi!!

    I have the latest BIOS and with it only NVMe gets detected in AHCI mode. My other Sata 2.5" SSD is still invisible.

    To move to the AHCI mode, go to "Main Tab" then press ctrl+s. Change Optane without RAID to AHCI.

    Problem solved.

    I have the latest Fedora 32 and updated to the latest kernel, packages. My computer has two SSD - one NVMe and other is a SATA 2.5". The 2.5" SSD is not detected either by CloneZilla or Fedora OS upon boot.

    First, I updated the system with the latest kernel and packages. Then also the 2.5" SSD was NOT detected. So, I closed the lid of the laptop and the laptop went to sleep. Then I opened the lid again to resume the OS, logged in, and 2.5" SSD showed up but as a removable drive. But, at least it showed up!!

    So, to see the other HDD/SSD, just boot into the OS, put the computer to sleep by closing the lid. Resume from sleep and your other HDD/SSD will show up. Simple. 
  • ngrpthomasngrpthomas Member Posts: 6

    Tinkerer

    Simga1986 said:
    Simga1986 said:
    Ishmael said:
    Hello everyone!
    I try to install Linux Mint 19.3 xfce-edition on my laptop Aspire 3 a315-56 (this laptop cames without installed OS). I disabled secure boot and fast boot from BIOS. I also switched sata mode to ahci and updated BIOS to 1.05 version. Live usb starts and work normally, but it is not possible to install OS, because Linux doesn't detect hard drive. I tried different linux distributions: Ubuntu, Debian, Manjaro and I had the same problem.

    Live usb with windows 10 recognised HDD normally.

    Please, help me with solving this problem! I don't have any idea what to do :-(((
    Hi!!

    I have the latest BIOS and with it only NVMe gets detected in AHCI mode. My other Sata 2.5" SSD is still invisible.

    To move to the AHCI mode, go to "Main Tab" then press ctrl+s. Change Optane without RAID to AHCI.

    Problem solved.

    I have the latest Fedora 32 and updated to the latest kernel, packages. My computer has two SSD - one NVMe and other is a SATA 2.5". The 2.5" SSD is not detected either by CloneZilla or Fedora OS upon boot.

    First, I updated the system with the latest kernel and packages. Then also the 2.5" SSD was NOT detected. So, I closed the lid of the laptop and the laptop went to sleep. Then I opened the lid again to resume the OS, logged in, and 2.5" SSD showed up but as a removable drive. But, at least it showed up!!

    So, to see the other HDD/SSD, just boot into the OS, put the computer to sleep by closing the lid. Resume from sleep and your other HDD/SSD will show up. Simple. 
    Did you boot into it with a live USB?
  • Simga1986Simga1986 Member Posts: 15 Troubleshooter
    No. I use Fedora on daily basis.
  • Nic_TgmaNic_Tgma Member Posts: 2 New User
    Simga1986 said:
    Simga1986 said:
    Ishmael said:
    Hello everyone!
    I try to install Linux Mint 19.3 xfce-edition on my laptop Aspire 3 a315-56 (this laptop cames without installed OS). I disabled secure boot and fast boot from BIOS. I also switched sata mode to ahci and updated BIOS to 1.05 version. Live usb starts and work normally, but it is not possible to install OS, because Linux doesn't detect hard drive. I tried different linux distributions: Ubuntu, Debian, Manjaro and I had the same problem.

    Live usb with windows 10 recognised HDD normally.

    Please, help me with solving this problem! I don't have any idea what to do :-(((
    Hi!!

    I have the latest BIOS and with it only NVMe gets detected in AHCI mode. My other Sata 2.5" SSD is still invisible.

    To move to the AHCI mode, go to "Main Tab" then press ctrl+s. Change Optane without RAID to AHCI.

    Problem solved.

    I have the latest Fedora 32 and updated to the latest kernel, packages. My computer has two SSD - one NVMe and other is a SATA 2.5". The 2.5" SSD is not detected either by CloneZilla or Fedora OS upon boot.

    First, I updated the system with the latest kernel and packages. Then also the 2.5" SSD was NOT detected. So, I closed the lid of the laptop and the laptop went to sleep. Then I opened the lid again to resume the OS, logged in, and 2.5" SSD showed up but as a removable drive. But, at least it showed up!!

    So, to see the other HDD/SSD, just boot into the OS, put the computer to sleep by closing the lid. Resume from sleep and your other HDD/SSD will show up. Simple. 
    Is there a way to solve this problem without closing the lid?
  • TyzefTyzef Member Posts: 2 New User
    Hi guys,

    To me, I tried another HDD brand and it worked, same for a SSD and okay to...

    For that 1TB HDD I want to try it as external hard disk and that's it?

    Anyway I run my Debian and I am happy !

    However, hehe, BIOS update come with ".exe", thank you veryyyyyyyyyy much !!!

    Regards,

    Tyz
  • IshmaelIshmael Member Posts: 10

    Tinkerer

    edited October 24
    Tyzef said:
    Hi guys,

    To me, I tried another HDD brand and it worked, same for a SSD and okay to...

    For that 1TB HDD I want to try it as external hard disk and that's it?

    Anyway I run my Debian and I am happy !

    However, hehe, BIOS update come with ".exe", thank you veryyyyyyyyyy much !!!

    Regards,

    Tyz

    What HDD brand did you try? Could you tell a specific model? If everything is so simple, I'll just replace HDD in my laptop and will enjoy using linux.
  • Simga1986Simga1986 Member Posts: 15 Troubleshooter
    Nic_Tgma said:
    Simga1986 said:
    Simga1986 said:
    Ishmael said:
    Hello everyone!
    I try to install Linux Mint 19.3 xfce-edition on my laptop Aspire 3 a315-56 (this laptop cames without installed OS). I disabled secure boot and fast boot from BIOS. I also switched sata mode to ahci and updated BIOS to 1.05 version. Live usb starts and work normally, but it is not possible to install OS, because Linux doesn't detect hard drive. I tried different linux distributions: Ubuntu, Debian, Manjaro and I had the same problem.

    Live usb with windows 10 recognised HDD normally.

    Please, help me with solving this problem! I don't have any idea what to do :-(((
    Hi!!

    I have the latest BIOS and with it only NVMe gets detected in AHCI mode. My other Sata 2.5" SSD is still invisible.

    To move to the AHCI mode, go to "Main Tab" then press ctrl+s. Change Optane without RAID to AHCI.

    Problem solved.

    I have the latest Fedora 32 and updated to the latest kernel, packages. My computer has two SSD - one NVMe and other is a SATA 2.5". The 2.5" SSD is not detected either by CloneZilla or Fedora OS upon boot.

    First, I updated the system with the latest kernel and packages. Then also the 2.5" SSD was NOT detected. So, I closed the lid of the laptop and the laptop went to sleep. Then I opened the lid again to resume the OS, logged in, and 2.5" SSD showed up but as a removable drive. But, at least it showed up!!

    So, to see the other HDD/SSD, just boot into the OS, put the computer to sleep by closing the lid. Resume from sleep and your other HDD/SSD will show up. Simple. 
    Is there a way to solve this problem without closing the lid?
    I couldn't find any other way. Have posted it as a bug in kernel bugzilla. https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=209419

    You can also report there too!! More people report the bug, the better. Also, it can be a BIOS issue too; you never know.
  • Simga1986Simga1986 Member Posts: 15 Troubleshooter
    Ishmael said:
    Tyzef said:
    Hi guys,

    To me, I tried another HDD brand and it worked, same for a SSD and okay to...

    For that 1TB HDD I want to try it as external hard disk and that's it?

    Anyway I run my Debian and I am happy !

    However, hehe, BIOS update come with ".exe", thank you veryyyyyyyyyy much !!!

    Regards,

    Tyz

    What HDD brand did you try? Could you tell a specific model? If everything is so simple, I'll just replace HDD in my laptop and will enjoy using linux.
    Which brand did you use? Please advice. My life will get a lot easier that way.
  • Simga1986Simga1986 Member Posts: 15 Troubleshooter
    @Acer-Tommy @Acer-Manny @Acer-Blayn @Acer-Cory @Acer-Mary Sorry for pinging you all but we desperately need BIOS update for this laptop acer a315-56 so that the second hdd/ssd will work in Linux without us putting the laptop to sleep and resuming it. Please help!!
  • IshmaelIshmael Member Posts: 10

    Tinkerer

    Simga1986 said:
    @Acer-Tommy @Acer-Manny @Acer-Blayn @Acer-Cory @Acer-Mary Sorry for pinging you all but we desperately need BIOS update for this laptop acer a315-56 so that the second hdd/ssd will work in Linux without us putting the laptop to sleep and resuming it. Please help!!

    Exactly! We DESPERATELY need such a BIOS update.

    I don't understand why ACER still haven't released such an update. ACER was my favorite brand of laptop until i buy my a315-56. ACER disappointed me very much!!!
  • Nic_TgmaNic_Tgma Member Posts: 2 New User
    Simga1986 said:
    Nic_Tgma said:
    Simga1986 said:
    Simga1986 said:
    Ishmael said:
    Hello everyone!
    I try to install Linux Mint 19.3 xfce-edition on my laptop Aspire 3 a315-56 (this laptop cames without installed OS). I disabled secure boot and fast boot from BIOS. I also switched sata mode to ahci and updated BIOS to 1.05 version. Live usb starts and work normally, but it is not possible to install OS, because Linux doesn't detect hard drive. I tried different linux distributions: Ubuntu, Debian, Manjaro and I had the same problem.

    Live usb with windows 10 recognised HDD normally.

    Please, help me with solving this problem! I don't have any idea what to do :-(((
    Hi!!

    I have the latest BIOS and with it only NVMe gets detected in AHCI mode. My other Sata 2.5" SSD is still invisible.

    To move to the AHCI mode, go to "Main Tab" then press ctrl+s. Change Optane without RAID to AHCI.

    Problem solved.

    I have the latest Fedora 32 and updated to the latest kernel, packages. My computer has two SSD - one NVMe and other is a SATA 2.5". The 2.5" SSD is not detected either by CloneZilla or Fedora OS upon boot.

    First, I updated the system with the latest kernel and packages. Then also the 2.5" SSD was NOT detected. So, I closed the lid of the laptop and the laptop went to sleep. Then I opened the lid again to resume the OS, logged in, and 2.5" SSD showed up but as a removable drive. But, at least it showed up!!

    So, to see the other HDD/SSD, just boot into the OS, put the computer to sleep by closing the lid. Resume from sleep and your other HDD/SSD will show up. Simple. 
    Is there a way to solve this problem without closing the lid?
    I couldn't find any other way. Have posted it as a bug in kernel bugzilla. https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=209419

    You can also report there too!! More people report the bug, the better. Also, it can be a BIOS issue too; you never know.

    What version of BIOS do you use?
  • Simga1986Simga1986 Member Posts: 15 Troubleshooter
    Nic_Tgma said:
    Simga1986 said:
    Nic_Tgma said:
    Simga1986 said:
    Simga1986 said:
    Ishmael said:
    Hello everyone!
    I try to install Linux Mint 19.3 xfce-edition on my laptop Aspire 3 a315-56 (this laptop cames without installed OS). I disabled secure boot and fast boot from BIOS. I also switched sata mode to ahci and updated BIOS to 1.05 version. Live usb starts and work normally, but it is not possible to install OS, because Linux doesn't detect hard drive. I tried different linux distributions: Ubuntu, Debian, Manjaro and I had the same problem.

    Live usb with windows 10 recognised HDD normally.

    Please, help me with solving this problem! I don't have any idea what to do :-(((
    Hi!!

    I have the latest BIOS and with it only NVMe gets detected in AHCI mode. My other Sata 2.5" SSD is still invisible.

    To move to the AHCI mode, go to "Main Tab" then press ctrl+s. Change Optane without RAID to AHCI.

    Problem solved.

    I have the latest Fedora 32 and updated to the latest kernel, packages. My computer has two SSD - one NVMe and other is a SATA 2.5". The 2.5" SSD is not detected either by CloneZilla or Fedora OS upon boot.

    First, I updated the system with the latest kernel and packages. Then also the 2.5" SSD was NOT detected. So, I closed the lid of the laptop and the laptop went to sleep. Then I opened the lid again to resume the OS, logged in, and 2.5" SSD showed up but as a removable drive. But, at least it showed up!!

    So, to see the other HDD/SSD, just boot into the OS, put the computer to sleep by closing the lid. Resume from sleep and your other HDD/SSD will show up. Simple. 
    Is there a way to solve this problem without closing the lid?
    I couldn't find any other way. Have posted it as a bug in kernel bugzilla. https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=209419

    You can also report there too!! More people report the bug, the better. Also, it can be a BIOS issue too; you never know.

    What version of BIOS do you use?
    Latest.
  • Simga1986Simga1986 Member Posts: 15 Troubleshooter
    Simga1986 said:
    Nic_Tgma said:
    Simga1986 said:
    Nic_Tgma said:
    Simga1986 said:
    Simga1986 said:
    Ishmael said:
    Hello everyone!
    I try to install Linux Mint 19.3 xfce-edition on my laptop Aspire 3 a315-56 (this laptop cames without installed OS). I disabled secure boot and fast boot from BIOS. I also switched sata mode to ahci and updated BIOS to 1.05 version. Live usb starts and work normally, but it is not possible to install OS, because Linux doesn't detect hard drive. I tried different linux distributions: Ubuntu, Debian, Manjaro and I had the same problem.

    Live usb with windows 10 recognised HDD normally.

    Please, help me with solving this problem! I don't have any idea what to do :-(((
    Hi!!

    I have the latest BIOS and with it only NVMe gets detected in AHCI mode. My other Sata 2.5" SSD is still invisible.

    To move to the AHCI mode, go to "Main Tab" then press ctrl+s. Change Optane without RAID to AHCI.

    Problem solved.

    I have the latest Fedora 32 and updated to the latest kernel, packages. My computer has two SSD - one NVMe and other is a SATA 2.5". The 2.5" SSD is not detected either by CloneZilla or Fedora OS upon boot.

    First, I updated the system with the latest kernel and packages. Then also the 2.5" SSD was NOT detected. So, I closed the lid of the laptop and the laptop went to sleep. Then I opened the lid again to resume the OS, logged in, and 2.5" SSD showed up but as a removable drive. But, at least it showed up!!

    So, to see the other HDD/SSD, just boot into the OS, put the computer to sleep by closing the lid. Resume from sleep and your other HDD/SSD will show up. Simple. 
    Is there a way to solve this problem without closing the lid?
    I couldn't find any other way. Have posted it as a bug in kernel bugzilla. https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=209419

    You can also report there too!! More people report the bug, the better. Also, it can be a BIOS issue too; you never know.

    What version of BIOS do you use?
    Latest.
    1.16 to be specific.
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