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Old 08-04-2008, 12:54 PM   #1
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I downloaded this iso from the distrowatch link a while back and gave it a spin last night. The boot from cd went just well, very well. I liked that sidekick. So I installed. Used the auto partition for workstations. After I restarted,,, well it would not boot. Just stop at the bios splash and that was the end of my HD. Removed HD and pc booted. So me thinking, I did something wrong, stuck a different HD and preceded to install. Auto partition for workstation. Well,,, that was the end of that HD. Just thought I would pass that a long. You guys need a couple of hard drives?
 
Old 08-04-2008, 02:02 PM   #2
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Do you have any more info on what is going on? I can't believe that an OS install would destroy your HD. It might erase everything on it or cause it to not boot, but I don't believe it would totally destroy it (i.e. cause some sort of hardware failure). I'm guessing by what you are describing that the install created the system and installed everything, but the master boot record is now corrupt. If you leave those HD's in your system and boot from the sidekick, can you see any data on the drives? (There should be some way to mount and view the HD's in the system).

Let us know,

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Old 08-05-2008, 07:06 AM   #3
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It may have been the auto partitioner. But the drives are not usable. DragonFly BSD Killed two drive also about six months ago. They had a new auto installer, samething I thought I did something wrong and put a second drive in, and killed that. I still have all four drives, If I plug them in a IDE the motherboard locks up at the bios.

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Old 08-05-2008, 09:52 AM   #4
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Does the system lock-up before or after the BIOS? In other words, can you go into the BIOS setup screens with the drives installed?

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Old 08-06-2008, 07:43 AM   #5
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No. you can get in the bios, while drives are installed.
 
Old 08-06-2008, 12:08 PM   #6
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It sounds as though the partition type has been changed to a type your BIOS is not expecting. See if you can find the partition type option(s) in your BIOS and try changing the types supported. (I seem to recall that there is at least one type that is a proprietary Windows one that most Linux system will, unless coerced, not use.)
 
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It sounds as though the partition type has been changed to a type your BIOS is not expecting. See if you can find the partition type option(s) in your BIOS and try changing the types supported. (I seem to recall that there is at least one type that is a proprietary Windows one that most Linux system will, unless coerced, not use.)
this would be good. I'll look, wonder if it is that os/2 deal. that would be great if I could get my HD's back. I think cAos and dragonfly lean toward server hardware.
 
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It sounds as though the partition type has been changed to a type your BIOS is not expecting. See if you can find the partition type option(s) in your BIOS and try changing the types supported. (I seem to recall that there is at least one type that is a proprietary Windows one that most Linux system will, unless coerced, not use.)

Well I feel dumn! The large disk [DOS][OTHER]. Now the drives boot. Thank you, PTrenholme. I can play with DragonFly. Got all 4 Drives back.
 
  


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