Installing Ubuntu Server 19.10 on Intel NUC

I recently purchased an Intel NUC (i3-based) and had some trouble installing Ubuntu Server 19.10 on it as Ubuntu Server failed to locate the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVME SSD.

Once you've partitioned the system, do not hit Done before you've done this:

  1. Hit Ctrl-Alt-F2 to enter a virtual console outside of the installation program.
  2. Log in as yourself (the user you created has been created at this point in the installation procedure).
  3. Execute this command: sudo ln -s /dev/nvme0n1 /dev/disk/by-id/wwn-eui.0025385881b1828d
  4. Exit the login session using Ctrl-D or exit.
  5. Switch back to the installer using Alt-F1.
  6. Now you can hit Done and let the installer partition the NVME.

This procedure is partly courtesy of some unknown dude in a forum who suggested somebody else to make a symbolic link. I did exactly that and it worked for me. Unfortunately, I've lost the link so I cannot give proper credits.

If you run into any problems, please feel free to contact me.