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Old 03-14-2014, 03:08 AM   #1
bruce0
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New install boot does not see disks


Hi - I wasn't sure where to post this...

I have an old i think 486 computer that I used to have Linux (slackware) and Win98 on. I tried to upgrade from an OLD version - something like from a 1999 version to a a couple of newer distros but none would work. In fact I was left with no Linux at all, having as worst case formatted all the disks except one which was a FAT32 Win98 storage disk of a whole lot of TV shows I still want... and oh yah mananged to get Win98 reloaded too.

But now all the versions of Linux I have tried, after the initial floppy or CD boot cannot see any of the 3 disks. I have tried the original Linux from 14 years ago (Slackware and Redhat), as well as the latest Ubunto and Slackware.

The disk are not seen, fdisk cannot open any device... i tried them all... hda-z sda-z....

I have no clue what changed... nothing that I can tell.

OK - it does have a Promise Ultra 66 controller card for the hard disks but there are no more slots for IDE open on the motherboard after the Floppy and CDROM.

And BIOS does not see any disks... no primary anything... like the Promise card makes them invisible... it does see the CDROM, Floppy, and ZIP drive.

It's an old Gateway.

Can anyone help? does anyone ever have this happen to them? like i said I do think it's the controller card but Win98 works fine... just not Linux... and I can't pull the card...

Thanks for any help..
 
Old 03-14-2014, 05:38 AM   #2
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TBH there is not much you can do apart from buying new computer. You may try to upgrade your motherboard to a newer model but I think its totall non-sense as it'd cost you more than new pc.
 
Old 03-14-2014, 12:14 PM   #3
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Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. This thread is being closed because it is a duplicate.

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