LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-04-2006, 12:26 PM   #1
deathman
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Liverpool, Chester, U.K.
Distribution: Red Hat 8, Mandriva 2007 Free, Fedora 2,3,6
Posts: 35

Rep: Reputation: 15
Problem detecting ide hdd at boot


basically i have 'messed' up my hdd and i have removed the partitions on both the hdd i haven't got a floppy drive, i need to wrte an mbr to the 80gb one and i want to creat an ext3 partition over both drives.the 80 and 160 is there a way of editing your partitions of the FC3 boot disk. when i insert the disk for a system install it says that there are no hdd. the drive were fine and present at boot previously, but by removing the partitions and not re-writing new ones the drives are not accesible. so i should have

ide1:hdd1
ide2:hdd2
ide3:dvd1
ide4:dvd4

i get


ide1:
ide2:
ide3:dvd1
ide4:dvd4

this is the memory test phase of post. this happened directly after i did an untidy shutdown of FC3

Last edited by J.W.; 04-06-2006 at 02:07 PM. Reason: Mod note: please mind the language, thanks
 
Old 04-04-2006, 12:44 PM   #2
pljvaldez
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Somewhere on the String
Distribution: Debian Wheezy (x86)
Posts: 6,094

Rep: Reputation: 271Reputation: 271Reputation: 271
You can download and use the "Ultimate Boot Disk" to use some disk tools that can fix the mbr. Use "System Rescue CD" or Knoppix to use qtparted to format the disk.
 
Old 04-04-2006, 12:46 PM   #3
okmyx
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Cornwall, UK
Distribution: Ubuntu 8.04
Posts: 464

Rep: Reputation: 31
Knoppix would be a good place to start, boot from CD and it has a few partition tools included on it.
 
Old 04-06-2006, 12:01 PM   #4
deathman
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Liverpool, Chester, U.K.
Distribution: Red Hat 8, Mandriva 2007 Free, Fedora 2,3,6
Posts: 35

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanx for the replies, i downloaded the Ultimate boot disk and i was able to bring them back within minutes
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dual boot XP(internal IDE HDD) Debian(external USB-IDE HDD) using boot.ini PolarDog Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 07-01-2005 10:50 PM
move linux from IDE HDD to SATA HDD markmalcolm Linux - Hardware 2 05-07-2005 03:24 AM
Dual HDD Interface Problem, Linux on SATA, NTFS Part on IDE HDD LILO Not Loading Blade44 Linux - Hardware 2 02-01-2005 07:56 PM
another hdd=ide-scsi problem esteeven Linux - Hardware 5 05-09-2004 02:03 PM
linux not detecting HDD pbsujit Red Hat 1 01-08-2004 04:00 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:58 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration