Hard disk not there? but it is there!
OK, I have had a lovely computer several years - not the most powerful. Its an All-In-One Acer from about 2012. Not my main machine anymore, but I use it to test different Linux distros on, I usually get a magazine with a DVD and recently Suse was featured. I have a problem & it happens everytime, so its not just Suse - it is any distro and its been happening for several months now.
Basically, I can run the distro as a live linux, from the DVD and when I do I can see the hard disc is present and available - I can even copy files to it from a memory stick etc. Obviously running it this way is not ideal, its slow. So I try to install Suse on the H.Disk and it seems to work - I go through all the steps. (I never mess with partions, I just accept the defaults - I'm not that smart at a systems level).
However, when I remove the DVD and reboot - I just get a grey screen "no H. disk to boot from" (or words to that effect). It is so annoying, because I know its installed, for example if I then try another linux distro and install that, it tells me do I want to install it alongside Suse or erase the disk and install it on a fresh disk!!!
Can anyone help me?
P.S. I will always still keep the machine as it has a HDMI input so I use the screen for my PS4 - but I would still love to solve the issue. One thing that might be a clue - even when I ran Windows on it, when it was my main machine - if I needed to 'reset' the computer I had to turn it off/turn it on again - resetting just caused it to 'hang'.