I’m having troubles with two version of the graphical installer, booting from an usb drive. They don’t recognize my nvme drive.
I’ve tried recent 23.05 calamares gnome installer - the installer doesn’t recognize the drive (but it sees a different sda1 ssd drive). There’s similar problem reported here.
fdisk -lcorrectly lists the drive though.
I’ve tried 22.11 kde installer (*) and again the installer doesn’t see the drive (this time it doesn’t see any drive - but it might be because I might have corrupted the sda drive in the meantime - it’s a rough day).
fdisk -llists the drives.
So here I am a bit lost. Maybe there’s a problem with my drive, how would I detect it? I can correctly mount the partitions of the drive (not the drive itself - that’s expected is it?).
If the problem is in the nix installer, where can I regress to install an older one? When was calamares introduces and what was before?
My best hope right now is to install it with some other method: I’ve heard about nix-ops, nixos-up and nix-rebuild itself. Which one should I go for? Assuming I can partition with say gparted. And how would I know that I’m not risking the same issue?