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Old 09-16-2020, 10:05 AM   #16
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All,

OK so I found and downloaded "SystemRescue" Live DVD. Ran it and the only device shown is /dev/sr0 which is the cdrom device. Went back and tried to boot Win, but is now says: Missing disks signature, so just errors. Looks like the only way to fix this is buy the M.2 to USB adapter and format the drive from my server.

Am I right?

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Old 09-16-2020, 11:12 AM   #17
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boot the live dvd, post the output of
Code:
sudo  parted -l
 
Old 09-17-2020, 10:20 AM   #18
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What?
Why those half-baked explanations when you can just try it?
Disable whatever you need to disable in BIOS and install Kubuntu.
ondoho,

The machine is brand new with 512MB Read Only Locked SSD and extra HD bay. Have a 1.5T drive for that, but the drive is not even recognized by Windows or the LiveDVD. Thinking I have to remove it and use tools on my server that can crack the "Read Only" BS, so I can reformat to "Ext4" and then the Kubuntu LiveDVD will actually see the drive and allow the installation.

The only device showing is /dev/sr0 which is the CD/DVD drive.

Way to much problems caused by Dells stupidity!

Cheer!

TBNK

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Old 09-17-2020, 12:10 PM   #19
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Was the device you bought from Dell advertised as containing a read-only locked SSD?

I'm guessing not. The URL you want is https://www.dell.com/returns

 
Old 09-17-2020, 02:00 PM   #20
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maybe it has something to so with one of these options in the bios:
SATA Operation Configure operating mode of the integrated SATA hard drive controller.
Drives Enable or disable various drives on board.
or maybe these
Internal HDD-0 Password Set, change, or delete the internal hard-disk drive password.
M.2 SATA SSD-2 Password Set, change, or delete the password on the system’s M.2 SATA SSD.

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