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Old 11-03-2006, 10:59 AM   #1
umehrotra
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Question fedora core installation does not detect hard disk


When i try to install Red Hat Fedora Core on my laptop (512 MB Ram, 60 GB Sata HDD, intel core solo pocessor) i was prompted that there is no ard disk present and i may need to install third party drivers for my HDD. I have deleted a 10 gb partion. do i need to download driver from net. can anyone please help me out. i have no idea of working on linux earlier.
 
Old 11-03-2006, 01:48 PM   #2
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What is the chipset on your motherboard (come to that, what model is your laptop?)? Which version of Fedora are you trying to install? Is it a SATA or IDE drive?
 
Old 11-03-2006, 02:05 PM   #3
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hi welcome to linux, I cant help much but since you hage a SATA harddisk may be it (Fedora COre ) needs its drivers , try searching for linux drivers for XYZ harddisk , then put them in the 'main ' of a partition i mean its files should be in
X:/here
not X:/somefolder/here
(where X can be any partition [in windows terms ] )
then when it asks for dirvers , open the relevant partition and select the file(s ) , [or some process relevant to that]
And make suer you are not using an outdated version of FedoraCore and that you donot need to make any changes in BIOS to install Fedora core (also known as FC)
I remember when I had bought new p4 and tried to install redhat 7.3 , it didnot detect (atleast ) my CDROM cant remember about harddisk coz it was 4 years ago , i couldnot install redhat 7.3 on it and was very very newbie
hope it helps
 
Old 11-07-2006, 08:51 AM   #4
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pc details

model no. of laptop is-
HP Compaq V3018TU

wat should i do

Last edited by umehrotra; 11-07-2006 at 01:36 PM.
 
Old 11-07-2006, 10:00 AM   #5
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Google isn't providing much information for me on that particular model. I'll ask again: which version of Fedora are you using? Try Fedora Core 6 (the most recent version). This has the most recent version of the kernel, which is the part that contains the drivers. If that doesn't work, post back.
 
Old 11-07-2006, 10:13 AM   #6
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You need to know which SATA controller the lappy uses. Once you know this you can you can put in the kernel parameters, right in the beginning of install <install atipix>, or whatever module it is. Right next to "boot:" Just hit F1 and read a little. No drive doesn't actually mean there is NO drive, it means there is no module loaded. Initrd, or ramdisk only loads so many drivers. I've had to custom load drivers with FC5. In the worst case you can put a module on a floppy and load it that way. I have found the module is usally there, it's just being fussy about loading correctly. You might also want to post the brand of lappy because support sites carry a lot of stuff not available to google. And. file a bug report with Fedora.
 
Old 11-07-2006, 01:40 PM   #7
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help again

Hi all
I am trying to install Fedora Core 4.
Also, plz tell me how can i know which SATA controller my Lapy is using.
i'll try installing Fedora Core 6.
Thanx for the suggestions
 
Old 11-09-2006, 03:59 AM   #8
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Installed Suse

hi,
i installed SUSE 10 and it is working fine, just that i cannot hear any sound and it does not show my wireless lan card
 
Old 11-09-2006, 05:28 AM   #9
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Could you post the output of 'lspci'?
 
  


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