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prakashdeep.m 06-05-2006 12:43 PM

No HDD detected!
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?

BobNutfield 06-05-2006 01:45 PM


I believe the problem you are experiencing is becuase Red Hat 9 is over four years old and does not (I do not believe) include support in the kernel for SATA hard drives. If you want SATA support you can upgrade to Fedora Core 5, or, if you want a free version of REHL, CentOS will provide the support for the drives you have.

Hope this helps,


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