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Old 06-11-2004, 12:16 AM   #1
acicalla
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linux killing my hard drives


Hello I bough the red hat bible to learn about linux. I first had problems with the first set of cd's. Now I have tried to install it one a 40gb western digital drive. The drive isn't even being recognized by the bios anymore. So I took a 14 gb hd out of another machine the drive had just been formated in a 2000 machine. I ran the install deleted and let it automatically create the partitions for the installation. It completed installation and now hangs every time I try to boot from the hard drive. When I use a linux boot disk I have that I made with one of the installations. I can boot up and see my cdrom's and floppy but no hd. Can anyone explain to me what might be happening?
 
Old 06-11-2004, 12:36 AM   #2
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My first suspect (after unplugging and replugging all components to eliminate bad seating of cards and ide cables) is faulty memory. Have you ran a memory test?

Memtest86 - Memory Diagnostic Page
 
Old 06-11-2004, 04:20 AM   #3
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Also, have you checked that your hard drives are jumpered correctly? -- J.W.
 
  


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