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Bug#841236: installation-reports: After install of Debian 8.6, Debian won't boot probably due to problem with nvidia

On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 08:59:35PM +0200, Remi Vanicat wrote:
> Package: installation-reports
> Severity: important
> Dear Maintainer,
> -- Package-specific info:

> Boot method: CD
> Image version: http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/8.6.0/multi-arch/iso-cd/debian-8.6.0-amd64-i386-netinst.iso
> Date: <Date and time of the install>
> Machine: ASUS ROG G752VM-GC006T

I believe that model ships with SSD RAID enabled, which currently makes
linux unable to see the SSD since the intel controller has hijacked the
NVMe device and hidden it behind the AHCI controller  (even though it
isn't a SATA device) in a weird mode.

You would have to turn off that mode in the BIOS (if possible, Lenovo
currently is unwilling to allow it on some of their modela for examples).

I imagine at some point intel will get around to adding support for
their crazy mode to linux but it hasn't happened so far.

It also makes backups and recovery for windows a nightmware since the
standard drivers don't see the SSD either and you have to somehow get
the intel raid drivers loaded before it shows up.

Len Sorensen

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