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Old 12-16-2007, 06:46 AM   #1
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Installing Fedora 8 on a new drive


Hi,

I am trying to install Fedora 8 on my machine. It froze on "Loading SCSI Driver" "loading ata-piix driver..." page. Does it take more than 30 mins to load. I deleted Windows XP from the hard drive, so I can have Linux only machine.
Do i need to format as I used to do with Windows? Or would i need to partition with external tool?

Any suggestions are welcome.

Thanks,
Alex
 
Old 12-16-2007, 06:56 AM   #2
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may be there is some problem with ur fedora bt i cant understand why u delete the win xp partition.u do not need to format.why do u want to format? deleting win xp parttiton will does not effect ur linux. clear ur problem dude.
 
Old 12-16-2007, 07:10 AM   #3
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I used this drive as a slave on different machine and I deleted everything (or at least i think i did). Now, when I am trying to boot the machine with this only hard-drive as a master the bios would not recognise. "Primary hard disk drive 1 not found". So i am booting from the DVD image. I am not sure, shall i re-install Windows so then when booting from DVD linux will load drives?

Thanks again,
Alex
 
Old 12-16-2007, 07:30 AM   #4
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ok so your windows was on slave drive...
now if you want to restore ur linux (if its partition is also not deleted) just enter some live cd or boot the recovery mode of the linux.
in terminal type the command grub.and follow the following steps.
a command prompt as grub will appear.

1)Type geometry (hd0).
it will give the information about the partitions of your disk.

2)See which partition contains the ext2fs filesystem and remember its number.
Now type root (hd0,thatnumber)and press enter.

3)now, Setup (hd0).
it will show that grub successfully installed if it finds the file and surely it will.
4) exit and restart...

your linux is booting.

Pls note the space between the command and its parameters.
 
Old 12-16-2007, 08:32 AM   #5
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I am sorry, maybe i didn't make clear on previous message. I used as a slave for Windows not Linux. I am trying to install Linux for the first time. Anyway, after replacing a cable from motherboard to a hard drive i get passed that bit. My question is:
Is it better to partition with GParted bootable CD EXT3 and SWAP partitions?

Or LVM partition, which I heard is much harder to understand.

Thanks
 
Old 12-16-2007, 08:41 AM   #6
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The process i told u above is to restore the grub....anyway
I use exclusively one Linux partitioning tool “cfdisk” and use “fdisk” as a second check. Both programs are standard tools in a Linux Live CD. I specify the partition type number of 83, 82, 6, c and 7 for native Linux, swap, fat16, fat32 and ntfs partitions respectively. In using cfdisk for partitioning the partition type is 83 by default and this is recognised by every Linux installer.
 
Old 12-16-2007, 02:56 PM   #7
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I am not sure, it seems that it did partitioning itself.
I accidentally kept my external hard drive connected, so i partitioned both drives. Now it installs packages and it seems it installs them to both drives.
Is it going to create a problem?
Do i need to re-install from new?

Thanks
Alex
 
  


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