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Old 04-15-2004, 12:21 AM   #1
xbenx
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Slackware 9.1 wont read my HDD?


Alright, so I got my PC to finally boot from a CD and now whenever I try to setup my partitions with cfdisk it says it can't find a HDD.

When I go into BIOS, heres what my configs look like:

IDE Controller: Secondary
Primary IDE Master: None
Primary IDE Slave: None
Secondary IDE Master: Secondary Master [CD-ROM]
Secondary IDE Slave: None

My boot settings:

First: HD
Second: CD-ROM
Third: Network
Fourth: Removable Devices

Also, when i click the Hard Drive option on my BIOS, it says:

1. Bootable Add-in Card



Anyone know what I can do to fix it? I'm currently messing with BIOS trying to get it right.

Thanks!
 
Old 04-15-2004, 12:25 AM   #2
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Is there an option in your bios to automatically detect settings.

Your bios says that there is only a CDROM installed
 
Old 04-15-2004, 12:34 AM   #3
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Nevermind...I got it. Now I need to know how to make a linux and swap partition.

Last edited by xbenx; 04-15-2004 at 12:46 AM.
 
Old 04-15-2004, 02:32 AM   #4
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The installation will probably do it automatically for you.
 
Old 04-15-2004, 03:45 AM   #5
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Its easy to make partitions with fdisk and even easier with cfdisk.
cfdisk has an user friendly GUI so just run it (cfdisk /dev/hdX), select an option to add new partition and select its type (one partition with linux, one with linux swap)
 
Old 04-15-2004, 09:15 AM   #6
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Alright, so I need a linux and a swap partition, so would I do a partition on /dev/hda and /dev/hda2?
 
Old 04-15-2004, 09:31 AM   #7
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Both partition will be on /dev/hda (hda is your primary master - physical hard drive) but one of them will be /dev/hda1 and second /dev/hda2 (logical partitions)
 
Old 04-15-2004, 09:55 AM   #8
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Alright, cool...I figured that's what I was doing wrong because when i tried partitioning last nite it said it wasn't allowing more than 1 partition.
 
  


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