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Old 09-23-2003, 12:01 AM   #1
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Question Can't recognize my exact harddisk size !


When I tried to install RedHat9, it can't recognize my 30gb harddisk.

It just showed 2016Mb.

I am using RH8, and I remember that it also just recognized 2016Mb when I installed RH8. After installed the RH8, I used PartitionMagic to create another partitions and merge them together.

But now, I want to upgrade to RH9, it still has the same problem(can't recognize my harddisk size).

What can I do and how I can solve this?

Please give me a hand.

The brand of my harddisk is IBM(30GB) and forgot other information.

Best regards,
Old 09-23-2003, 01:50 AM   #2
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How far along in your preparation to install Linux are you? What have you done so far? Are you wanting to dual/multi boot? If so, with what operating system(s)?

Installing Red Hat 9

# Pre-installation guides
GNU/Linux pre-installation checklist
The Pre-Installation Help File

# Partitioning
Linux Partition HOWTO
Rute - Partitions, File Systems, Formatting, Mounting

# Red Hat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:
Manage software:
Red Hat 9.0 Package Management Tool
Manage users

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project

Last edited by fancypiper; 09-23-2003 at 01:52 AM.
Old 09-23-2003, 05:07 AM   #3
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I didn't want to dual boot. just a normal installation.

It just strange that can get the complete harddisk size only 2016Mb.

Something also strange, if I use the Redhat7.1 to install, it can recognize my harddisk size. But swap to 7.2/7.3/8.0/9.0, can't recognize.

Is that any problem in my motherboard or harddisk?

But I did nothing. I can install RedHat7.1 without any problem.

Please give me a hand.

Best regards,


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