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Old 02-01-2007, 11:39 AM   #1
beratguneri
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i have kubuntu installed on my hp laptop but my younger brother wants have xp, så i tried install xp.i put xp cd restarted it begins load then it says there is no hardisk installed on laptop
i partition with gparted a partiton with ntfs file format but xp cant find the harddrive please somebody help me i just want install xp then ill install kubuntu again dual boot.
Please somebody help me!!!!!!!
 
Old 02-01-2007, 11:45 AM   #2
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If it can't find any harddisk, it has really nothing to do with the fact that you've installed Kubuntu. The problem here is that Windows needs drivers to be able to detect the harddrive. I have one PC with SATA disk where I have to use floppies when installing Windows (I think you will get a message as "press F6 to install third part drivers"). Your best solution should be to check if drivers are available for your laptop on the manufactor's homepage. If you can't find any drivers, contact the support.

Alternatively, you could play around with your BIOS and see if you can set the HD to something else. Just remember that... if you don't know what you are doing, simply don't do it...
 
Old 02-01-2007, 12:48 PM   #3
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If it can't find any harddisk, it has really nothing to do with the fact that you've installed Kubuntu. The problem here is that Windows needs drivers to be able to detect the harddrive. I have one PC with SATA disk where I have to use floppies when installing Windows (I think you will get a message as "press F6 to install third part drivers"). Your best solution should be to check if drivers are available for your laptop on the manufactor's homepage. If you can't find any drivers, contact the support.

Alternatively, you could play around with your BIOS and see if you can set the HD to something else. Just remember that... if you don't know what you are doing, simply don't do it...
name of harddrive is ata fujitsu MHV2080b and idont have floppy on this laptop ill be crazy soon.....
 
Old 02-01-2007, 02:18 PM   #4
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Microsoft can have some rather strange ideas sometimes. Have you tried booting a livecd and then removing all partitions from the harddrive?
 
Old 02-01-2007, 02:38 PM   #5
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Actually had such a type of problem with my dad's old laptop when I tried installing Linux onto it. I had to read up on so many pages and I ended up heading to Compaq and downloading some software that had to be written to a floppy for the Compaq Armada 1750 or something and then I had to boot that to get into the BIOS. Even after that it was a mission to save my settings and reset everything etc...

Unfortunately I can't help you with your HDD problem but I'm sure there is some about it somewhere...
 
Old 03-04-2008, 11:46 PM   #6
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This is pretty much exactly the same problem that i have except i am helping a friend with his laptop. I am more familar with desktops so i didn't want to take it apart it runs fine boots up and everything with usb knoppix. and knoppix reconizes that there is a harddrive there and i tried formating it to make my windows disk to find it but nothing. so now i am trying to figure out what is going at first i was thinking maybe its broken but knoppix is able to find it and format it so that is out of the question so then i am lead to bleave that maybe it needs some sata driver but i don't really know what that so i started searching the internet and came here. If anybody has any ideas i would really appericate it.oh i can't give you any information about the laptop cause it has all the stickers except luckly the windows xp disk so i am not too sure on what the exact model is but it has 4 usb ports 512 ram , 1 disk drive not too sure if its cd/dvd+r-r or not but one of those it also has an ASA fujitsu MHV2080B harddrive. and right now i am using "Darik's Boot and Nuke 1.0.7 and am running it off a live disk right now to wipe the HDD compleatly oh yeah also its a gateway and no serial number
 
Old 03-11-2008, 01:25 AM   #7
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Have you tried booting to the xp cd, and then going into the recovery console and running the command fixmbr?
 
Old 03-11-2008, 01:27 AM   #8
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Double Post, my bad.

Last edited by bumjubeo; 03-11-2008 at 01:43 AM. Reason: double post.
 
Old 03-12-2008, 11:11 PM   #9
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tried

I tried that but it just tells me that it can't find any harddrives so this is starting to make me angry
but oh well i just need to apparently find a format tool and then i might find it or maybe mess with settings but it won't let me change the bios settings for the harddrive and stuff kinda wierd i donno any ideas are welcome
 
Old 03-13-2008, 01:31 AM   #10
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Windows demands the first segment on the hard drive. if there is an operating system on the hdd
windows cannot find a starting point. It is purposeful. MS does not want a double boot system, only windows.

Backup your files. Fdisk or Gdisk your hard drive and load windows. Linux does not need the first segment and will very gently take a place on the hard drive while giving you an option on startup to either boot windows or linux.

Your must copy your files to a cd or an external hard drive,or you will lose them,(found it out the hard way). Windows must go on first. Linux will work around it.
 
Old 03-14-2008, 11:42 PM   #11
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sigh

i already know that but thx for the info anyways what i need is if anybody knows of a way to get the drivers for a ASA fujitsu MHV2080B harddrive cause withought it windows apparently dosn't see anything and is as blind as brick wall. I already compleatly wiped the harddrive in case there was a virus but still nothing
 
Old 03-15-2008, 01:48 AM   #12
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Lightbulb Install XP in kUnuntu using vbox or qemu...

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Originally Posted by beratguneri View Post
i have kubuntu installed on my hp laptop but my younger brother wants have xp, så i tried install xp.i put xp cd restarted it begins load then it says there is no hardisk installed on laptop
i partition with gparted a partiton with ntfs file format but xp cant find the harddrive please somebody help me i just want install xp then ill install kubuntu again dual boot.
Please somebody help me!!!!!!!
*****
I satisfied my wife by installing XP inside kUbuntu using vBox Then I tried qemu using accelerator for qemu (best i used was vmware w/ temp full license.)
The choice for program was; save xp document on usb disk for her. so check it out.
 
Old 03-15-2008, 01:54 AM   #13
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does your pc/laptop boot with a liveCD-DVD? if so does it see or let you mount the drive?
 
Old 03-16-2008, 03:05 PM   #14
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yeah i can use a live cd and it reconizes that there is an hd there i wanna do a final test to see if i can install knoppix on there but havn't had the time as of late. will get back to here when i get the time
 
Old 03-16-2008, 05:07 PM   #15
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Windows xp doesn't like ext3 partitions on the drive, you have to delete all the partitions and then it will install
 
  


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