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I can't install the redhat 3 linux in the acer aspire 4520 ,it can't detect the hard drive what can i do

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Acer aspire 4520 uses a SATA HDD.. u need to install the SATA driver first before installing the OS..

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My acer aspire 4520 is running slow how can i fix it? and the hinge to the screen is cracked and the screen is loose.


You can do multiple things:
1.) try defragmenting the hard-drive
2.) you can increase the amount of ram if not already maxed out
3.) update the drivers
4.) If all else fails there's always Linux

Feb 12, 2010 | Acer Aspire 4520-5582 Notebook

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<span>In a recent days in our lab I've got a with Linux file system. <span> </span>Our lab used Redhat Linux 5.3 Enterprise version. Redhat Linux is an Unix based Operating System and It based on Ext3 file system</span><br /> <span></span> <br /> <span><span>Problem of Linux:<span> The systen cannot access internet. It shows the license expiry error notification. Some</span></span><span>time it doesn't detect the hard drive. Some time the pc can detect hard drive but the Linux started with some errors of file system. Finally the file system of the OS getting crashed and can't boot. At GRUB loading stage it become restarted.</span></span><br /> <span><span></span></span> <br /> <span><span><span>Solution or Troubleshooting: </span><span>If I replace the hard drive cable It detect well and start OS also. Then the pc can detect hard drive but the Linux started with some errors of file system. Then I discovered that there is a problem with OS.<span> </span>Though formatting can solve the problem but that needs a backup of important data. This is time consuming and risky. So I thought to repair the file system</span>.</span></span><br /> <span><span><span></span></span></span> <br /> <span><span><span>At first I'm trying to login in single user mode and repair the file system. I have tried to login by pressing "s" beside kernel at startup in single user mode. But the system doesn't boot. Then I'm trying to repair the OS by RedHat Linux CD. I <span> </span>Insert the CD and select rescue mode by pressing "F5" key. Then I got the single user mode. After that I check all file system sequentially. </span></span></span><span><span><span>/etc /passwd, /etc/shadow, /etc/securetty, /etc/pam.d/login. Those file was wrong. I updated those file by correcting. Then I update the auth config file. After that I boot the system again. But now also it don't get start. Then I rescue the grub by grub-rescue and also update the kernel. After the total process I'm tried again to login from single user mode in root and It get logged. After that I reboot the system and tried to login. Finally it logged in successfully and run properly.<img src="alokerdas.jpg" /></span></span></span>

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My cd/dvd drive is unable to detect any cd/dvd.acer aspire 4520


I do have the same problem, my laptop doesnt detects the DVD writer, checked with the acer support, asked me to check the motherboard and may need to change that.

Jan 31, 2010 | Acer (91.42R37.001) CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo)...

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Acer 4520 cd/dvd driver problem


Try to use another DVD. you told you tried you old DVD from your toshiba. maybe is not compatible.. try in another.. then use your DVD in another laptop if the same from problem.check your board and DVD connection...if this under warranty bring to warranty..

if in Bios also can not detect this is hardware problem...

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Windows not detecting hard disk


rhel ? redhat linux ???

be that as it may if that happens to be a desktop computer... is it a sata hard drive ??

Robert

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My acer aspire4520 laptop is unable to detect my removable cd/dvd drive


You will need to install chipset driver but it will be much better if you reinstall all driver for it.

Acer Aspire 4520 driver for windows xp can be downloaded here :

http://www.drivercabinet.com/driver-acer-aspire-4520-windows-xp/

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You need to create a space for which to install Linux. That likely means resizing Windows. Partition Magic is a good Windows utility to accomplish this, although there is a Linux version called Gaprtedthat will do essentially the same thing. You download the Gparted live cd, burn to disk, and run it from your computer. You must go into "setup" and set your Bios to boot from CDROM before booting the Hard Drive. Once booted, follow the on screen instructions. Resize Windows, (but NOT before a thorough defrag of your Windows drive), and create a "blank space" for Linux. Afterward, boot your Linux distro, (RedHat 9 was a great distro, but a newer version of a Red Hat based distro would serve you better, sayCentOS or Fedora Core), and follow the online instructions. Good Luck!

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The Acer Aspire 4710 uses a SATA hard drive. Unfortunately Redhat Linux 9.0 does not have SATA support (uses the 2.4 kernel). You will have to upgrade to something recent like Fedore Core 7 or Ubuntu 7.10. Hope this helps.

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