HD not detected
gnowak1 at uic.edu
Fri Jan 18 23:12:01 EST 2002
I think someone already mentioned this. Cable select will work only if you have the right ribon for it, and if your controller/drive support it.
On Sat, Jan 19, 2002 at 02:33:47PM +1100, Shaun Oliver wrote:
> ok chuck first and foremost you must once you've put a new drive in the
> machine, always check the bios to ensure that all drives are being
> a good way to ensure that your drives are always seen is to set them all
> to auto detect and possibly move the jumper to cable sellect.
> the bios if it's recent enough should just pick up the fact that there's
> a drive there and assign it according to it's ide channel.
> On Fri, 18
> Jan 2002, Charles Hallenbeck wrote:
> > I hope someone may have an explanation or a suggestion for this
> > one:
> > My friend has a Gateway machine with Windows 98 on a 12 GB disk
> > which works fine. She wants to move on up to Linux, and purchased
> > a second HD, a Maxtor 40 GB disk. She knows even less about
> > hardware than I do, and together we proceeded to just put the
> > disk in the machine and cable it up, without even looking at its
> > jumpers.
> > The machine now still boots fine into Windows, and Windows can
> > see the second drive okay. However, Linux cannot see either the
> > old drive or the new one. She is going to install Slackware 8.0
> > on her second disk, but when the installation boot disk and root
> > disk are run, and we have the login invitation as root, neither
> > fdisk nor cfdisk can 'open' any of the four HD devices, not even
> > /dev/hda.
> > Reviewing the boot messages for the ramdisk installation system,
> > there is no mention of any HD either. It does find her CD drive
> > on /dev/hdc, but no other /dev/hdx devices are found.
> > Anybody have any idea where to look for this problem?
> > Thanks - Chuck
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