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Old 11-29-2004, 08:02 PM   #1
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suse 9.2 won't read my hard disk


I have an AMD Athlon 2400+
512mb RAM
80gb Hard drive

I am trying to install SuSE Linux 9.2 Professional. I have been able to install SuSE Linux 9.1 Personal, but 9.2 Pro will not detect my hard disk. I am able to start the install normally and once it gets to YAST, I get the error below. When I checked the Kernel messages I also saw

Buffer I/O Error, dev hda and something about sectors and blocks.
I really want to get his OS up and running.

I even reformatted my comp.
CURRENT SETTINGS:
10gb - Windows XP Pro
65gb - Unallocated

Windows XP Pro loads up fine



when the kernel is streaming before YAST2 begins
i see:

hda: samsung sv8004h, ATA DISK Drive

then the error I get when YAST begins is

ERROR: No hard disks were found for the installation. Please check your hardware!

then if I will to the partitioning tab which displays "no disk found"

it says

"No disks found, please us the Update CD for installation."

please help me.. i really need it
 
Old 11-29-2004, 09:06 PM   #2
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did u try installing without the acpi?
 
Old 11-30-2004, 05:56 AM   #3
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Have you tried upgrading from 9.1 , sometimes it will do the trick.....
 
Old 11-30-2004, 12:09 PM   #4
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yes i tried with ACPI disabled and how do you upgrade? i got 9.1 on there now
 
Old 12-05-2004, 12:53 PM   #5
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Lightbulb

I have the exact same problem.
I read somewhere that this often happens when you burn your ISO at high speed. That hda is the CD during install.
I'm not sure but I'll give it a shot and burn my ISO at 4x and will let you know how it turns out.
Working on it now...

Last edited by Fraudulent; 12-05-2004 at 01:24 PM.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 02:03 PM   #6
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i await your response.. please let me know how it works out
 
Old 12-06-2004, 01:11 AM   #7
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Bad news. It was not the CD.
Good news, I had problems with my HD. Used spinrite 6 (http://www.grc.com) to fix this.
Apparently windows chkdsk.exe does a seriously poor job trying to fix bad sectors. spinrite (no commercial plugging intended) did an excellent job.
Note: The spinrite process took a couple of hours and it found no less than three completely unrecoverable sectors and warned me of a potential temperature problem. Nice.
Now Suse 9.2 is installed and working like a charm, and I'm off to buy a new HD ;-)
 
Old 12-06-2004, 01:58 AM   #8
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the first few suse9.1.iso i burned did this too...(nero6.0) anyways...i slow down the cd speed and the first copy i make.......inslalled PERFECT...
 
Old 12-06-2004, 08:00 PM   #9
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welp.. i made a second copy burned at 8x as opposed to 40x and I am running Spinrite 6 right now. just so happens my buddy had a floppy of the EXACT program. so tomorrow i will respond with my results.
 
Old 11-09-2005, 09:55 AM   #10
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Did you find the solution at the end?

Hi, I have exactly the same Hard Disk and exactly the same problem. I know the thread is old, but I am sure you still remember.. did you manage to fix the problem and get Suse 9.2 installed? I have seen that for the same problem and other disks people managed to fix it by using insmod, but I have not found the module that works for me..getting a bit desperate at the moment.
 
  


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