I have recently started working with RHEL (in the last 6 months), and decided I should take some preparations, and see about getting my certification. I bought a book to get started, and went to install RHEL on my laptop. I also got an SSD (mostly for curiosity), and installed it in the laptop. The laptop is a Lenovo T60P. I installed RHEL on the machine while I waited for the SSD to arrive, and everything worked just fine. The problem is that when the SSD arrived, and I installed it, it will not boot!
When the installer finishes, it has the first reboot, and then finishes the install process. This works just fine. The machine is usable, and I can log in, and everything. When I reboot the machine after that, I get the grub shell, and nothing else. At that shell, if I do a "root hd0,<tab>", I get the two partitions I created. One is the boot partition, and the other is the LVM partition. The boot partition was EXT4, and the LVM had 3 partitions (/, /home, and swap) as EXT4, and swap. The problem is that they both show up as Filesystem type unknown. They do have the correct partition types (83, and 8e). I cannot boot the machine. Nothing I do seems to help.
I tried to install the /boot partition as EXT3, and that seemed to help, but I still could not boot all the way. It told me that it could not find the other partitions (even if they were EXT3).
I have tried many combinations of the install, and cannot find a way to get it to work. I even did the partition on a boundry thing that the RedHat install guide talks about for SSDs.
I have searched for issues with SSDs and lenovo, SSDs and RedHat, and SSDs and EXT4, but I have found no others that have had this issue. I am sure there are others, and can only imagine that I am not using the correct search terms, or something, but I am getting frustrated. Has anyone run into this issue? Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix it?
I have only the free self-supported trial version, so I cannot really rely on support.
Thanks for any help you guys can provide.