debian installer not detecting built-in nvme drive

i’m trying to set up debian 12 on a laptop [ dell latitude 7400 ]. pendrive ready but.. the installer detects only pendrive and no NVMe that holds Windows 11. why?

it turns out bios had Raid mode configured for the intel storage controller – as described here.

how to reconfigure it without ruining ability to boot into windows? based on this:

  • boot windows, run cmd as admin
  • run bcdedit /set {current} safeboot minimal
  • reboot to bios
  • change storage mode from raid to ahci
  • let windows boot in a safe mode [ default ]
  • run cmd as admin
  • there run bcdedit /deletevalue

now debian installer properly detects nvme as an available storage

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