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Old 10-10-2009, 11:46 PM   #1
Masroor123
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Whay grub loader recongnize my Harddrive as hda but it is HDD.


Hi when i installed Damn Small Linux and going for Install Boot loader when the boat loader installed in the script it says HDA1 but my harddrive is HDD please tell me how to fix this.

i want to try out Linux.
 
Old 10-10-2009, 11:48 PM   #2
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you dont understand linux
heres how it is
/dev/hda1 is hdd1 partition1
/dev/hda2 is hdd1 partition2
/dev/hdb1 is hdd2 partition1
 
Old 10-10-2009, 11:49 PM   #3
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hda1 is fine
 
Old 10-10-2009, 11:53 PM   #4
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but when i open cfdisk it ask for Harddrive i enter hdd to partition but when i enter Hda it says FATAL ERROR "CANNOT OPEN DISK DRIVE" same when i install DSL i have to write the target partition as hdd1 but when i enter hda1 it says Cannot write to the disk.
 
Old 10-10-2009, 11:54 PM   #5
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also when i install the DSL full and restart my pc for another stage it says GRUB HARDDISK ERROR.
 
Old 10-11-2009, 12:01 AM   #6
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laptop or desktop
it sounds like you may have hardware problems
 
Old 10-11-2009, 12:02 AM   #7
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its desktop

but when i install in Virtual Machine it installs correctly. but now i want to try it to my main pc.

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