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Old 05-12-2009, 01:25 PM   #1
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Centos 5.3 install won't recognize hard drive


Hello,

I am trying to install Centos 5.3. When I go through the installation and it comes to the section asking about partitions, no hdd show up. XP recognized the drive so I know the drive isn't dead. I looked at the bios and the hdd shows up as well as the optical, but the setup just doesn't read it. Any ideas?
 
Old 05-12-2009, 02:37 PM   #2
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What is the controller that the HDD is attached? It is possible that the installer kernel does not have native support for the controller. Try the manufacturer's site for a RHEL/Fedora/CentOS driver-disk...
 
Old 05-12-2009, 03:40 PM   #3
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i'll have to give that a shot, thanks!
 
Old 05-14-2009, 01:20 PM   #4
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ended up having to put in an old IDE controller and downgrading from SATA to all IDE. Turns out it was a hardware issue (bad controller on the mobo).
 
  


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