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Old 11-29-2004, 08:09 PM   #1
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suse 9.2 won't read my hard disk

I have an AMD Athlon 2400+
512mb RAM
80gb Hard drive

I am trying to install SuSE Linux 9.2 Professional. I have been able to install SuSE Linux 9.1 Personal, but 9.2 Pro will not detect my hard disk. I am able to start the install normally and once it gets to YAST, I get the error below. When I checked the Kernel messages I also saw

Buffer I/O Error, dev hda and something about sectors and blocks.
I really want to get his OS up and running.

I even reformatted my comp.
10gb - Windows XP Pro
65gb - Unallocated

Windows XP Pro loads up fine

when the kernel is streaming before YAST2 begins
i see:

hda: samsung sv8004h, ATA DISK Drive

then the error I get when YAST begins is

ERROR: No hard disks were found for the installation. Please check your hardware!

then if I will to the partitioning tab which displays "no disk found"

it says

"No disks found, please us the Update CD for installation."

please help me.. i really need it
Old 11-30-2004, 04:48 AM   #2
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hi there,

please, try to avoid double post.
no reason to break the rules...
some replies already in linux-newbie


[edit] triple post. there is one also in Suse. Bad.

Last edited by slackie1000; 11-30-2004 at 04:50 AM.
Old 11-30-2004, 11:41 AM   #3
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

Please direct any replies to the twin in Linux-Newbie. Thanks -- J.W.

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