Author Topic: Installation of Ubuntu Server 19.10 on NVMe device fails (could not stat device)  (Read 828 times)

FlyingBlackbird

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Ubuntu did not recognize the NVMe device as installation target due to an internal bug.

Eg. @tle reported this error as
> Failed attempt to install Ubuntu Server 19.10 because the installer failed to pick up NVMe drive correctly
https://wiki.raptorcs.com/wiki/User:Tle

I have documented a workaround in my wiki user page:

https://wiki.raptorcs.com/wiki/User:FlyingBlackbird#NVMe_SSD_is_recognized_but_the_installation_seems_to_use_the_wrong_device_name_later:

tle

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Thanks for documenting it.

It would be great if this issue is addressed in the upstream Ubuntu.

What do you think about lodging a ticket with Ubuntu folks?
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FlyingBlackbird

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I'd suppose the bug is so prominent that it must be fixed in 20.04 (coming soon) but yes, I did not search the bug list of Ubuntu.

Perhaps I should have highlighted the link to the original description (https://egevig.org/linux/installing-ubuntu-server-19-10-on-intel-nuc)
I have adapted to Blackbird more clearly in my user page.

I would like to wait for my new Blackbird motherboard (I have just sent back my defective Blackbird) so that I can retest and document it with 20.04
then I open an issue.

FlyingBlackbird

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Here is the bug report:

> Ubuntu Server 19.10 installer uses wrong NVMe path for Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2 SSD (could not stat device - failed to find device at path)

https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1866535
« Last Edit: March 08, 2020, 08:44:30 am by FlyingBlackbird »