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Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

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Old 07-30-2005, 12:33 PM   #1
Demented101
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suse linux 9.3 carnt find my hard disk and i can't contiue the istallation.


when i first start it up the stage after i select my language it says it cant ind my partition or hard disk something. and i cannot continue the process to install linux. what do i have to do so it will detect my hard disk.
 
Old 07-30-2005, 01:35 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome to LQ!
Sorry to hear that you can't even install linux. To help us help you, could you let us know what kind of harddiskdrive it is? also, what is the format? Have you tried any other kinds of linux, or another OS (such as windows) ? Have you got a live CD handy?

my guess it is either a harddiskdrive type problem or format problem.

please ask for clarification if you need any- and hopefully we'll be able to get this solved.

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Old 08-01-2005, 07:31 AM   #3
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I have an old laptop and if I format the hard drive I need to instal the drivers for the hard drive before I can install an operating system to it. Try looking on the manufacturers website for something like "Disk Wizard" or "Disk drivers".
 
Old 06-08-2006, 01:14 AM   #4
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i am experiencing a problem. i tried to install RHL - 9 on my Compaq Presario PC and got a msg "No Hard Drives detected". However Windows is running on my PC and when i tried to install Ubuntu-Linux for Human Beings, it detected the presence of the hard drive and showed the existing partitions.

I tried to find the HDD driver thru windows but got nothing matching with the manually loadable drivers in RHL that r listed during installation.

the hard disk in my PC is a SATA one and its number is WDC- followed by some numbers.

plz,can anyone bail me out from this predicament?
 
Old 06-08-2006, 02:08 AM   #5
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hi prakashdeep.m - welcome to LQ!

RHL 9 is ancient... it probably doesn't know the signals the hard drive is sending it. Think of it as if we time-warped William the Conqueror to the present day- he wouldn't know what a telephone was...

Go with ubuntu. it's newer, and you obviously have the install CD.

Also, this is a really old thread... you should have probably started a new one. Don't do that now though- that would be double posting.

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