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cfdisk does not show anything but what i quoted above, if i hit any key after that message
it asks me if i want to start with a zero partition table. But of course i dont want to do that
since i would lose everything.
looking through dmesg for anything "sda" i come across a few things
sda through sdc is reserved for my 4 in 1 cardreader
sdd is where the interesting stuff happens. here is the long of the short of what i got from dmesg
sdd: Read Capacity Failed
Status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
sdd I/O error: dev 08:30 sector 0
Unable to read partition table
SCSI singledevice 0 0 0 4
all the way to
SCSI singledevice 0 0 0 77
Problem is that that board has intel sata/ide chip and both types of drives. The 10.2 test26s(2.6.13) kernel may handle things better or you can try the 2.6.14 or 2.6.15 kernel from SW current. Intel may have updated drivers and BIOS for you. http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Hardware/sata.html discusses what you can do--regarding sata,controller chip, kernel version,intel-piix,libata with passthru and such. Good luck.
i have the same mobo, and i have also my harddrive througth the sata interface. The problem is that cfdisk by default searches in /dev/hd, and your cdrom is under /dev/hda (read-only). You need to specify with "cfdisk /dev/sda" to tell cfdisk to look at your sata hd.
Hope that helops.
PD. sorry about my english, is not my main language.