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Old 08-03-2014, 09:07 AM   #1
stasiomod
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Linux Mint (Installer) does not see HDD.


After removing my HDD from my pc case, I could not boot up to Linux Mint. Afterwords, I tried to reinstall LM. It would not see the disk (not even in /dev, probably). But, the BIOS would see it very clearly, and I could install Windows 8.

CLARIFICATION:
UEFI is not On. Secureboot is not on. There install usb is fine.
Slackware insatller now gives a CHECKSOMETHING error -32 on start and hangs on this.

Looking at the slackware problem, I see that the drive is failing to communicate properly. BUT WHY IS WINDOWS NOT AFFECTED?

Last edited by stasiomod; 08-04-2014 at 04:15 PM. Reason: CLARIFY
 
Old 08-03-2014, 11:20 AM   #2
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uefi problem?
 
Old 08-04-2014, 02:32 PM   #3
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I'm not sure I get the issue to start.

If you say that you had linux on a system, then removed the drive for some reason and then returned it, it should work.

UEFI or secureboot may affect this. In most cases bios doesn't have to see drives. I'd think some damage to your dvd or some boot issue going on.
 
  


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