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Old 01-05-2005, 08:34 AM   #1
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Hard Disk not found

I'm quite new with Linux operating systems. In september I installed Fedora Core 2, but 1 month later I lost the boot of it in reinstalling windows. Now I want to install Fedorcore 3, but the installation program couldn't find or recognize my hard disk. I was thinking that it is because of my old linux partition. Maybe I should delete it, but I don't know how I can do it, because with the windows installationn program, he only find my 2 partition for windows.
My Hard disk is a SATA drive.
Old 01-05-2005, 08:50 AM   #2
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If Linux was still installed, the Fedora install would have detected it, so apparently, the Windows install takes over the entire hard drive.

Lots of times (especially when buying a brand name computer) the Windows install will eat the entire drive because they re-write the install to have some funky install tweaks for their "stuff".

Is that the case here or do you have an OEM installation CD for Windows?

I suggest getting a Knoppix or some other Linux live CD and boot to command line, then commanding

fdisk -l

and post the result of that.
Old 01-05-2005, 08:54 AM   #3
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Re: Hard Disk not found

1. Windows doesnot recognize linux partitions
2. If the SATA drive is not detected then it is probably because of your SATA controller. Chek if the kernel has support for your card. Alternately check if your BIOS has an option to disable the SATA controller and work in the IDE mode, if it does, then check if the installer can detect your hardisk now.

R. Vijairaj


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