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18th November 2017, 01:40 AM
I'm not new to dualbooting Fedora with Windows 10, but this is the first time I've attempted to do so on a UEFI laptop instead of the traditional BIOS. I've disabled Secure Boot and Fast Boot, and I can manage to boot the Fedora 27 live image from my thumbdrive, but under Installation Destination I can only see my thumbdrive, there is no indication of the HDD. In Windows 10 I've created 400GB of unallocated space for my installation of Fedora, but it does not show up in Anaconda as an installation destination. I've never encountered this problem before, and the laptop in question is an Asus K401U with a 1.0TB HGST HDD.

Win10 Disk Management (see Disk 0): https://imgur.com/HJTCEBv

Anaconda "Installation Destination": https://imgur.com/Rt9enxO

Full disk summary and boot order in Fedora 27: https://imgur.com/ICAnEhS

lsscsi, lsblk, lspci: https://ghostbin.com/paste/sp7ck

Any advice is welcome, thanks!

18th November 2017, 07:20 AM
You may want to update your BIOS if possible. There seems to be some issues with UEFI not providing SATA drives, especially SSDs, to non-Windows OS. This may be limited to laptops exclusively made for Windows.

20th November 2017, 01:42 AM
I see i will attempt to do that later, but if that doesn't work, is there any other workarounds to this problem that you know of?

20th November 2017, 09:10 AM
you could possibly switch the HDD controller from RAID mode to AHCI if EUFI allows it but that would compromise the windows installation and require repair/reinstall of it. if that is an issue, you can always run linux in virtual machine from within windows or vice versa.