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Old 06-24-2014, 07:00 PM   #1
pcwrench
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Linux conflicks


Have Lubuntu installed; cannot install other linux distros to evaluate. When making D: drive a slave or Cable Select, cannot format drive using win XP from drive C: Win XP won't recognize the(D drive with Lubuntu or Linux formats (Drive is set as a master and wired alone when loading Linux). Any Linux distro have a format option?
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:13 PM   #2
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Not 100% sure what you mean. There normally is a format utility when booting from the install disk. What other distro are you attempting to install?
 
Old 06-24-2014, 07:15 PM   #3
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Linux can recognize Windows File systems. Windows has never acknowledged Linux file systems. So there you go.

I don't understand your Lubuntu comment.

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Have Lubuntu installed; cannot install other linux distros to evaluate
Are you running Lubuntu live and calling it installed? Even Live. I can format any drive or partition with a live session.
Does not lubuntu have gparted?
 
Old 06-24-2014, 08:12 PM   #4
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How old is this computer ?
i have not had to set "slave/master/both" for the "cable select" since the ide days pre 2004

leave the pins in the neutral position
 
Old 06-24-2014, 08:24 PM   #5
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How old is this computer ?
i have not had to set "slave/master/both" for the "cable select" since the ide days pre 2004

leave the pins in the neutral position
I am guessing he is using a IDE drive that does not select the disks correctly? Probably an old computer like you mention.

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Old 06-24-2014, 11:11 PM   #6
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Replies from John VV and Rokytnji have been helpful...comment about windows not seeing Linux files tells a lot....Lubuntu is now installed on the drive and Linux Mint 16
would not install at all. very appreciative for the insights....
 
Old 06-25-2014, 12:13 AM   #7
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if you think an answer was really helpful just press YES (bottom right corner). If you need further help please give us more detail "Linux Mint 16
would not install at all" is not enough. What have you tried, what's happened .... Also please answer: how old is your computer? What kind of devices you have (sata, IDE, .....).
 
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