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Old 01-21-2004, 12:03 AM   #1
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Fedora installer wont recognize hard drive


I have windowsXP on one 80GB hard drive and I have a 60 GB hard drive with 50GB for an older XP install and 10GB for an older RH linux install. Grub is on the 60 GB so when i load it asks me to choose. Now I have the 80 GB as primary and the 60 GB as secondary. The jumpers are set to cable select actaully. Anyway I want to have my new install on the 60 GB and wipe the two os's on there, and be able use some boot loader to choose between the 2 hd's and os's. For some reason the Fedora installer doesnt find the 60 GB hd at all. Any ideas of what I should do?


As always I'm sorry if this has been asked, I searched around and didn't find a similar-enough question.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 07:00 AM   #2
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Did your bios or any of your other OSes detect it?
 
Old 01-21-2004, 04:02 PM   #3
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The bios finds both hard drives. Windows XP will run off of the 80 GB and recognizes the 60 GB I can pull files off of the 60 and put stuff on it. Fedora does not find the 60 GB with their autopartition option. I haven't tried the manual partition option cuz I allready dont know what im doing enough. I tried to use a boot disk and completly wipe the 60 GB but fdisk couldn't find it either.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 08:19 PM   #4
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So the 80 GB is a primary master and the 60 GB is a secondary master, right? Try setting both the jumpers to explicitly reflect this. In other words, set them both to master. If the 60 is a sec master then it should be referred to as /dev/hdc. Is that what you're telling fdisk? Fdisk has to be invoked with the device name (eg. fdisk /dev/hdc).
 
Old 01-21-2004, 08:36 PM   #5
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Smile

Found an easy solution. I donwloaded free 3rd party windows/linux/whatever partitioning software and wiped the other hard drive, Fedora then found it as hdb and all is well.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 08:46 PM   #6
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Excellent.
 
  


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