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Hard disk not getting attached with Linux

Hi, I tried to install Red HAt enterprise Linux ver5 and Fedora core 5 in my laptop but the installation program doesn't detect the says " no device found,select driver" works fine when i load windows.....pls help me out.. thanx

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Re: Hard disk not getting attached with Linux

Hi, I'm not too keen on Linux but I found this website that might help you. Check it out.

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RH 9 is an old distribution. It simply may not be able to recognize SATA drives.
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If you are looking for a desktop solution, you would be better off looking at any one of these newer (and supported) distributions.


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I'm not endorsing any single one. Each has it's advantages. Plus there are others besides these.

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If you are just using it as an external drive, Fedora should see the drive automatically, no driver should be necessary. If it can not, there is probably a different issue.

You may need to format the drive if order to mount it.

If it is already formatted as NTFS, it will be read-only to Linux. If formatted at FAT32, Linux should be able to read-write it as well as Windows.

fdisk -l: to get info on all disks (formatted or not) connected to the box. You should be able to figure out which disk is which.

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Hi Edward,

Grub is the Boot sector loader program used by many versions of linux. If you have a DVD/CD Flash drive or external drive attached to you computer, remove it and reboot. If that works, the computer was trying to boot from the removable disk. If it doesn't it would seem someone or something may have installed, or, attempted to install linux on your computer.

If this is the case you either need to complete the install so you can setup Grub properly to allow you to select windows or linux at startup or you will need to Zero Wipe the hard drive and re-install windows from scratch.

Feel free to comment back with your progress and I'll be happy to help you out further.


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You can use it from a CD, a USB stick, or a PXE server. One of the easiest tools around.

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How can i installed driver of sata hdd for linux red hat

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ex: fedora core 4,5,6 ,knoppix live cd linux ( which boots linux from cd no need install it) ,ubuntu,red hat,mandrake,suse ....
you can download it from net 4 free as linux is open source 4 all ...
be careful while installing linux especially during partitioning..... if u make a mistake you will lose all datas

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hi raceydave, u can better delete the extended partition which will be show in disk management it will be show as unallocated space then try to install linux

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