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Old 04-11-2009, 12:57 PM   #1
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Exclamation Hard drive not shown while installing Fedora......


I had been trying to install Fedora, after choosing language and keyboard layout in choosing partition menu there is no hard drive displayed. Even though i had created Linux partition and swap places it does not shows.......Wat am i to do??
 
Old 04-11-2009, 06:35 PM   #2
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I had been trying to install Fedora, after choosing language and keyboard layout in choosing partition menu there is no hard drive displayed. Even though i had created Linux partition and swap places it does not shows.......Wat am i to do??
Provide some details. What kind of hard drive and controller are you using? And if the installer couldn't find the hard drive, how did you create the partitions? What did you create them with?
 
Old 04-12-2009, 12:54 AM   #3
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i am using Seagate SATA hard disk, and partitioned it using partition magic software in windows!!
 
Old 04-12-2009, 03:59 AM   #4
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What version of Fedora? 10? 11?

What exactly do you see in the partition layout screen?
 
Old 04-12-2009, 12:49 PM   #5
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i am using Seagate SATA hard disk, and partitioned it using partition magic software in windows!!
Ok, but I had also asked about your controller.

And you're not trying to do a simple installation, but it seems like you're trying to dual-boot both windows and linux, is that right? You also don't have to partition the drive before you install it...that's part of what the installer does, which is probably why it's not working.

The error you're getting probably isn't "can't find hard drive", but "can't find free space ON the hard drive". Remove both of the partitons you put on there, and leave the space unformatted and raw. The installer should work fine then.
 
  


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