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Old 03-10-2009, 06:13 AM   #1
sushil_sk
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Arrow linux installation on segate HD


Hello friends

i am trying to install RHL 5.0 on my segate hard disk . My system configuration as follows

P4 , 512 RAM , SEGATE 20 GB H. D. make is : ST320413A .
I had conncted it to IDE channel 1 slave . While installating of linux , message pop-ups no hard-drive found .

One of my frnd has told me tht i need to download segate H.D. drivers to install linux on my H.D. . Plz suggest me from where i can download updates
 
Old 03-10-2009, 07:09 AM   #2
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well first if you slaved it open bios and see if it is enabled or linux just reads the bios output. and then if you slave it make sure you put it at the farthest connector and the master is closest to the board. then some systems want you to use cable select. it is up to bios to read the drive first this is not a linux issue.It is a hardware issue.and now it is a linux hardware issue. and make sure that the jumper is set to slave or cable select.

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Old 03-10-2009, 08:08 AM   #3
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To sum it up, there are no additional drivers needed for an IDE hard disk in just about any current linux distribution.

As Drakeo suggested, verify your BIOS Setup options are configured to allow the use of the new drive (usually setting IDE channels to "Auto" etc.).

That should do it...
 
Old 03-10-2009, 08:38 AM   #4
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Another suggestion I would make is to check the Master Hard drive. If the Master Hard Drive is a Western Digital Drive, then you need to move the jumper on it from MASTER SINGLE, to MASTER W/SLAVE PRESENT. I really hate how WD does that with the jumpers on their drives, it's such a hassle.

If the master Hard Drive is not Western Digital, then disregard this message.
 
Old 03-10-2009, 09:27 AM   #5
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It's a Seagate, so he's good to go.

You're right, though--that WD jumper configuration is maddening.
 
Old 03-10-2009, 12:04 PM   #6
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He indicated the drive he is adding is a seagate Hard Drive, but I couldn't see anywhere in the original post that he clearly indicated what the Master drive is.. even re-reading it I'm not seeing it. Could just be me though..
 
  


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