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Old 07-25-2004, 11:45 PM   #16
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hey,

i'm in the same boat, i'm scratching my head over how mandrake 10 all but nailed my partition table altogether...., right now there's a mismatch there and neither of my decent partition utilities will touch it except fdisk and that's never really won awards for confidence.

yet my machine works. true, i can't resize that damned win2k paritition but i guess after i do a back up i'll give it a try.

other than that i wish i was there to help you out with it, i really do. perhaps finding somebody in your neighbourhood that's good with fixing systems can give you a heads up. if your redhat did nail your system then all i can say is not to give up, it's not the common thing to happen. there's a slight chance however that your disk was faulty in the first place and went just as you were trying to install rad hat....!

still think you should go down and b***s*** some store clerk, there not going to loose any money on it, infact, they'd only be too happy to interest you in another hard disk!

seriously, it's only a warrenty job in their eyes, but you do have to tell a little white lie....!

- perry


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Old 07-26-2004, 12:14 AM   #17
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lol no one really in my neighborhood is any good with this **** thats why im asking on a fourm(im a **** small town of less than 2000 ) maybe if u live in the us or even any where else i could give ya a call and you could guide me through on the phone. whatever your comfortable with maybe talking on an online instant message on msn or irc or aim anything.

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Old 07-26-2004, 02:02 AM   #18
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perry and lysol - please watch the language. Thanks -- J.W.
 
Old 07-26-2004, 12:18 PM   #19
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lol no one really in my neighborhood is any good with this **** thats why im asking on a fourm(im a **** small town of less than 2000 ) maybe if u live in the us or even any where else i could give ya a call and you could guide me through on the phone. whatever your comfortable with maybe talking on an online instant message on msn or irc or aim anything.
well if it helps any i'm in pei, canada!

and i'm on netscape often as cplusplus2004 or unifiedobjects

perhaps we can GAIM or something

- perry
 
Old 07-26-2004, 01:32 PM   #20
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i could call you & maybe troubleshoot like that or on gaim i live in california usa
 
Old 07-26-2004, 05:43 PM   #21
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perry the fact is i bought the hd from a friend and its less than 2 years old(1 1/2 year at the most) and i dont have a receit and i dont know where he bought it from, plus i dont have the money to front for a new disk... i already tried it in another system, but i mean how could linux fsck up the frimware? its crazy :s
What you need is Seagate Hard Drive Test. you can download it from Seagate's Website, it will detect your HD, set it up and format it in
DOS, but if your BIOS is not detecting your HD, then you have to set your BIOS to recognize it in the setup.

if you want to try to format using DOS the command line is format C:\
 
Old 07-26-2004, 09:15 PM   #22
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can you get me a link for it? i've tried something else from the website but it was the wrong thing
 
Old 07-27-2004, 06:24 AM   #23
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HD Failure

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What you need is Seagate Hard Drive Test. you can download it from Seagate's Website, it will detect your HD, set it up and format it in
DOS, but if your BIOS is not detecting your HD, then you have to set your BIOS to recognize it in the setup.

if you want to try to format using DOS the command line is format C:\
here is the link: http://www.seagate.com/support/disc/
 
Old 07-27-2004, 06:25 AM   #24
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can you get me a link for it? i've tried something else from the website but it was the wrong thing
here is the link to seagate support for HD's:

http://www.seagate.com/support/disc/
 
Old 07-27-2004, 06:38 AM   #25
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here are the files you need Seatoold_en, this is the file you need to download, it is a LINUX file
 
Old 07-27-2004, 09:34 AM   #26
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i was looking at the website an i didn't find a linux file i found an iso and a .exe for the floppy the iso was for a cd and i've already tried using that program and i couldn't get it to work out for me
 
Old 07-27-2004, 02:09 PM   #27
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i was looking at the website an i didn't find a linux file i found an iso and a .exe for the floppy the iso was for a cd and i've already tried using that program and i couldn't get it to work out for me
Hey. download the file, then start your putr with the floppy inserted, this will set up your HD, i can't do it for you, you have to do it.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 02:14 PM   #28
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pleas not you cannot download this file to a floppy, you must download it to you hd(i usually download to my desktop)then transfer it to a CD, once that is done you can then restart your putr with the CD inserted and go from there.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 04:19 PM   #29
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lol im not that dumb i know that but i've tried it and its really hard to navigate because it only uses keyborad keys in the thing to set it up and so far when i tried using the cd it didn't detect it
 
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lol im not that dumb i know that but i've tried it and its really hard to navigate because it only uses keyborad keys in the thing to set it up and so far when i tried using the cd it didn't detect it
if you putr is not recognizining your CD Drive then you either do not have it connected properly or you don't have you CMOS set up correctly, in Setup does is show PnP OS......NO???? or Pnp OS.......YES?????? it Should be NO!!!!!!!
 
  


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