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Old 11-17-2011, 12:05 PM   #1
kususe
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No partitions during Linux installing


The partitions of my disk are not seen during any Linux distro installing, while are presente and available using Windows.
Do you know that the solution would be format all of my hd, linking it to another pc?
 
Old 11-17-2011, 12:20 PM   #2
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The partitions of my disk are not seen during any Linux distro installing, while are presente and available using Windows.
Do you know that the solution would be format all of my hd, linking it to another pc?
Hi.
Name a distro you have tried. Also is the hard disk SATA/PATA/SCSI? Bigger than 1TB? 1TB+ disks can cause (resolvable) issues.
When you say the "partitions" are not seen... I am guessing that your disk has more than 1 partition. What windows format (NtFS, FAT32, etc) are the partitions in?

In answer to your specific question - I would say "no" don't format.
My guess is that it is not just the partitions that are not being recognised - it is the whole disk. Which would indicate that the type of disk controller is not being detected correctly.
Can you go into windows control panel and find out more about what the controller and disk/s are?
Dave
 
Old 11-17-2011, 08:16 PM   #3
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Boot using linux livecd and download boot_info_script from http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/ and run it as root. The output will be stored in RESULTS.txt in that folder which you can post here. It will clarify all the partitions and booting info.

Simple linux command of 'sudo fdisk -l' (or simple 'fdisk -l' if you are already root) will list all partitions available.

Last edited by rng; 11-17-2011 at 08:18 PM.
 
Old 11-17-2011, 10:19 PM   #4
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Just as an aside, the partitions are there, but Linux sees them through a different lens than does Windows. There will be no C:\ or D:\ drive.

This will tell you more: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Partition/devices.html#names
 
  


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