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Old 04-07-2006, 07:44 PM   #1
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fdisk cannot find my sda


Hi, whe I try to make a dual boot with win xp
I encounter the following problem: fdisk -l only lists the IDE (which slack on it.) but not my sda
my installation:
1)detached sata
2)first installed slack on IDE
3)detached ide, attached sata
4)installed winxp

maybe anyone knows how to proceed?
tnks very much
 
Old 04-07-2006, 08:08 PM   #2
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What SATA chipset is your Motherboard using?


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Old 04-07-2006, 09:41 PM   #3
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Run cfdisk like this cfdisk /dev/sda, it will show you the contents and allow modificaton of the pattition tabes.
 
Old 04-07-2006, 10:55 PM   #4
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Not if fdisk can't see it ...

It's a matter of whether his linux kernel picks the HDD up
at all or not, not of which command you use. If the kernel
saw the SATA disk, fdisk -l would have shown it.


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Old 04-08-2006, 08:55 AM   #5
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1) its a k8Neo2 mobo. I am relatively newbie. manage to install slackware and comiled the kernel. If I change the startup in the bios, then there is the first possibility to change OS. (I depend on winxp for, a few programs, but I wish, my god I wish I could leave XP forever.)

2)allow modification on sda? what kind of should I make. I presume that I have to edit the /etc/lilo.conf, to make it windows boot.

Hope one of you guys can help me with that.
tnx
 
Old 04-08-2006, 03:38 PM   #6
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Sorry, a google.com/linux search for k8Neo2 returns nothing ... is it going
by any other names, too? Manufacturer? Chipset? What does
lspci
tell you about the machine?


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Old 04-09-2006, 08:43 AM   #7
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Sorry it is a K8tNeo2
LSPCI:

00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8T800Pro Host Bridge
00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8T800Pro Host Bridge
00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8T800Pro Host Bridge
00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8T800Pro Host Bridge
00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8T800Pro Host Bridge
00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8T800Pro Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI bridge [K8T800/K8T890 South]
00:08.0 Network controller: RaLink Ralink RT2500 802.11 Cardbus Reference Card (rev 01)
00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA VT6420 SATA RAID Controller (rev 80)
00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [KT600/K8T800/K8T890 South]
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600/GeForce 6600 GT] (rev a2)
 
Old 04-09-2006, 09:45 AM   #8
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Is "Device Drivers > SCSI Device Support > SCSI Low-level drivers > VIA SATA Support" compiled in?
 
Old 04-09-2006, 10:54 AM   #9
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sorry, do not know that, i messed up slack a bit, removend some kind of thning, and now slack will not start (hangs at gnome splashscreen....)
soory have to fix that first... lifetime learning
anyway tnx
 
Old 04-09-2006, 11:21 AM   #10
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On my IBM unit I've got a SCSI drive and fdisk won't see the drive unless I choose a kernel that is compiled for a SCSI HD. I selected the adaptec kernel then ran # fdisk /dev/sda
and then I could set up my partitions.
Good luck, man.
 
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Looks like you bought a board with a chipset that's unsupported/
poorly supported. I bought an ASUS board with the same chipset
not long ago, and after 4 weeks of farting around with it returned
it to the shop and swapped it for one with an NVidia chipset ;\

Look here, maybe the newer kernels know the thing.
http://forums.viaarena.com/searchresults.aspx

Mid January there was no show.


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Old 04-09-2006, 01:33 PM   #12
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tnx
Using the f11 button at boot time to switch from bootable HDD, kind of using it like lilo (lol)
still messed up with the fact that dropline gnom ewill not start. obviously did something wrong hahahahha
 
Old 04-10-2006, 07:39 PM   #13
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If you're going to reinstall, use the "sata.i" option as the boot kernel. I'm using the same motherboard, and doing so worked great.
 
Old 04-11-2006, 05:42 AM   #14
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ok tnx
will try that
 
  


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