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Old 09-30-2006, 10:45 AM   #1
pajamabama
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missing hard disk in HP dv6000z


I've got a brand new screaming little laptop and I'm trying to backup the existing partitions using 'partimage' on the Linux System Rescue CD. This is the first step towards repartitioning and installing suse 10.1 x64. For some reason, the disk is not available. It's not listed in 'partimage' or 'qtparted'. I can't mount the disk, it tells me that it does not exist. I'm not sure if it's on /dev/hda or /dev/sda. I've tried both though (yes hda1,2,3 and sda1,2,3).

Does anyone know how I can find my disk from within linux? And why it might not be showing up?

Configuration:
HP Pavilion dv6000z
AMD Turion(64) x2 TL-60 2GHz
2GB DDR2 SDRAM
120GB SATA disk
3 existing partitions:
C: NTFS (XP root)
D: FAT32 (System recovery partition)
?: NTFS (Unknown partition used for HP QuickPlay)
 
Old 09-30-2006, 11:27 AM   #2
pajamabama
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I've determined that it should appear as /dev/sda1. It shows up just fine in the suse installer but is not available in the system rescue cd.

 
  


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