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Old 04-16-2005, 04:11 PM   #1
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Emergency help


ok well i always run windows, and i was trying to install Slackware 10.1 to an HP pavilion a730n which contains a Hard drive interfaceSerial ATA-150.
i do not know why this happened, but i made a partition to install linux since it didnt not even recognize my hard drive, because when i tried to run the cfdisk command, this came out

FATAL ERROR: Cannot read disk drive
Press any key to exit cfdisk

and now i cant even run windows, nor the recovery partition, neither install my slackware distro into the partition i made, id really appreciate some help right now, and really quick
thanx
 
Old 04-16-2005, 04:45 PM   #2
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please use useful thread titles in future... "Emergency Help" offers no insight to the content of your posts. thanks
 
Old 04-17-2005, 07:32 PM   #3
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SATA disks show up as scsi devices. You need to run "cfdisk /dev/sda". Just executing cfdisk will try to open /dev/hda.
 
  


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