Sorry for the late return, Looks like the harddrive is picked up. It sees the media reader.
Was there a card in the media reader when the fdisk -l was ran?
If not put one in and run the command fdisk -l again.
Is this Fedora Core 3 Install?
Standard Fedora Core 3 kernel?
If it is a Fedore Core 3 kernel then then the kernel may need to be recompiled. Reason is that the media card reader being 2 slots may require multiLun Support on to view devices that way. Not all Card readers require that, but most I have seen do. If you have cards for both slots insert them and run the fdisk -l command. More than likely one will be seen with the default kernel . Recompile for FC3 is quite easy to do.
I will do a cut and paste of it here.
1. Download a new kernel from http://www.kernel.org
( I recommend using the latest stable kernel )
2. Extract the contents of the kernel in /usr/src
3. Copy the config****** file in /boot that matches current running kernel to /usr/src/linx*****.
4. In a terminal with root access, type ' make xconfig'
5. At the top hit File and select Load. Select the config***** file you copied in step 3
6. Goto Scsi device support. Select Probe all Luns and make it a check mark.
7. Hit File and Save. You can also do a save as and name a new config file. But you must also do the Save as well. It creates a file called .config.
8. Hit File and Exit
9. Back the terminal type ' make ' This will take a while. It builds the kernel and the modules.
10. When done type ' make modules_install '. This will copy the modules built for that kernel to /lib/modules/[kernel number]
11. When done type ' make install ' Creates initrd file, copies the new kernel to /boot, and adds it to the /boot/grub/grub.conf file
12. Reboot. On reboot it will load the old kernel so you will need to select the new one and hit enter.
13. If it does not show other kernels then edit /boot/grub/grub.conf and remove the line with hiddenmenu in it. I hate how FC3 does this. Reboot.
14. If the new kernel boots and seems fine then you can edit /boot/grub/grub.conf and change the number for which one it boots. I would not delete any options for old kernels for now until you are sure the new one is stable.
15. You can also create an RPM of the new kernel by typing ' make rpm ' in /usr/src/linux****** It will be created under the /usr/src/Fedora/rpms directory.
Now do the above test again with media cards inserted and see what ' fdisk -l ' says.
Can you mount the HardDrive? If not then you will need to get the ntfs support from here http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/rpm/downloads.html.
Or you can compile it in the new kernel.
WARNING Ntfs write is not perfect. I recommended the drive be in fat32 format instead of ntfs.
Hope this helps you out. Will check back later if more questions come up.
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