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Old 05-07-2001, 05:03 AM   #1
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Hi!

I just bought a new harddrive, IBM Deskstar 75 GXP 30 Gb. My other diskdrive has 20 Gb.
Im trying to install RH7.1 in my new harddrive. The other harddrive has Windows 98.

For the moment my master harddrive has two partitions, a primary with 17 Gb and an extended with 3 Gb. I partioned my new harddrive with DOS fdisk. Gave it a 20 Gb primary partion and a 10 Gb extended. When windows is up all the partitions appear. The first harddrive has the letters C & E, the other D & F.

This is where my problem starts. When I run the installation of RH7.1 and come to the part of partitioning the harddrive with DiskDruid or fdisk, the second (new) harddrive does not appear on the list. I can only edit my first harddrive (Windows). If I choose fdisk instead of DiskDruid, there appears to buttons, hda and hdb. If I choose hda, I suppose that this is my first harddrive with windows, it works just fine. By clicking hdb, nothing happens. Why does not linux recognize my other partitions??

Please help!

Thanks!
 
Old 05-13-2001, 10:19 PM   #2
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Just some ideas

I am a newbie like yourself, so this probably will be of no help. It seems odd that it shows up in windows yet not with disk druid. The only thing that I can think of is check the physical connection ie ribbon cables and jumper settings, but it shows up in windows so this won't help much. sorry.
 
Old 05-17-2001, 07:19 PM   #3
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Lightbulb Just a though

Are both drives on the same controller (cable)?? Or do you have a hard disk and cdrom on the first controller.

This could explain the presence of hda (The harddisk) and hdb (a CDROM which would be touched by DD). As its a new drive have you put it on an ATA66/ATA100 controller? I've recently installed on a friends systems that has an ATA100 drive. When I booted the install disk I couldn't see his HDD. It turned out that his ATA100 controller wasn't supported by the kernel on the install disk. I ened up changing his HDD to his primary controller, installing Linux, updating the kernel, then moving the disk back to the original ATA-100 controller.

Windows would see the second HDD due to its support for the controller, DOS would see the second HDD as it would use the BIOS on the controller, Linux would do neither!

HTH

Jamie...
 
Old 05-18-2001, 01:39 PM   #4
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Have you tried removing the partitions from the second hard drive and manully creating them with diskdruid. If you do this you can increase the proformance of your linux because it will format the partition with native linux and not fat16. I am kind of new to this as well but I don't think linux will see a fat32 partition I think it needs to be fat16. This is another reason I would manully partition it and don't forget to create the linux swap partition. It's generally twice the size of your ram.
 
Old 05-18-2001, 01:53 PM   #5
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Originally posted by Phillip Hess
Have you tried removing the partitions from the second hard drive and manully creating them with diskdruid. If you do this you can increase the proformance of your linux because it will format the partition with native linux and not fat16. I am kind of new to this as well but I don't think linux will see a fat32 partition I think it needs to be fat16. This is another reason I would manully partition it and don't forget to create the linux swap partition. It's generally twice the size of your ram.
Linux is good with Fat16 & Fat32 (assuming you build support in the Kernel!! ). Its refered to as 'vfat'.

Cheers!

Jamie...
 
Old 05-18-2001, 02:53 PM   #6
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Thanks I didn't know that.
 
Old 05-18-2001, 04:55 PM   #7
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Yes you can install linux into a FAT32 parition, but there will be a speed penalty for doing that. Why not while you have diskdruid there remove that parition and set it up as native linux.
 
Old 05-18-2001, 04:59 PM   #8
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Yes you can install linux into a FAT32 parition, but there will be a speed penalty for doing that. Why not while you have diskdruid there remove that parition and set it up as native linux.
I don't think anyone was going to do a UMS install on FAT32, it was just a general comment about support for FAT32. Unless I've missed something.

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