2.1.2. Enabling Forced Detection of SSDs

Certain solid-state drives (SSDs) may not be autodetectable by the installer. To avoid this problem, you can force the installer to identify the required drives as SSDs by doing the following:

  1. Select the required installation option (e.g., Install OpenVZ) and press E to start editing it.
  2. Add ssd_hack=sd<N>[,…] at the end of the line starting with linux /images/pxeboot/vmlinuz. For example:

    linux /images/pxeboot/vmlinuz inst.stage2=hd:LABEL=openvz-iso-7.0.0-3469.iso quiet ip=dhcp ssd_hack=sdb,sdc
  3. Press CTRL-X to start booting the chosen installation option.

The installer should identify the specified drives as SSDs.