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Old 03-06-2002, 11:31 AM   #1
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Hard Disk Problems.


I have a Maxtor 20G ATA66 5400Rpm hard drive and when try to install RedHat 7.2 i get an error that my drive is not functionning properly and that i should put it in LBA mode that is waht i did and it did not even work... in Windows 2000 Professional the hard drive works perfectly but when i try to install Linux i have a hard time ot install it because redhat seems to think that my hard drive is no good.....

Thanx For The Help
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K7VZA
DURON 800 MHZ
256 PC 133 S-DRAM
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SOUND BLASTER LIVE VALUE!
D-LINK 530TX+
LG DVD 16X
LG 16X10X40X BURNER
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Old 03-06-2002, 12:53 PM   #2
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Is it on cable select? Make sure it isn't and it's on master and IDE1.
 
Old 03-07-2002, 10:20 AM   #3
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Its not in cable select.

My Hard Disk MAXTOR 20G is in IDE1 MASTER
My Burner LG is in IDE1 Slave
My 52X LG is in IDE2 Master
My DVD is in IDE2 Slave

Please Help! I nEED linux i feel so dirty with Windows.
 
Old 03-07-2002, 10:49 AM   #4
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I AM IN PAIN..

PLEASE I NEED LINUX TO RUN.
 
Old 03-11-2002, 08:18 AM   #5
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C`Mon it must be something..

Please Help!
 
Old 03-11-2002, 09:12 AM   #6
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When you install RH, do you enable LBA32 on the bootloader (lilo/grub)? If not:

When you installed W2k, was the harddisk already completely blank (i.e. had never had even the slightest resemblance of an OS on it, no partitioning or anything - straight from the shop)? I read somewhere that where most OSes, including the Win9x series, will use fixed partitions tables (so you have hda1/2/3/4 for your primary partitions, and hda5+ for you logical ones), the NT family will preferentially use dynamic partitioning (whatever that is), which might cause problems. If this is the case, then it might be that in order to run Linux you will need to completely blank the harddisk first.
 
Old 03-11-2002, 10:38 AM   #7
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Well Before i had a 6.4G

my quantum 6.4g let me do that... i dont know but i am pretty scared... i need linux to come in my veins..
 
Old 03-11-2002, 10:39 AM   #8
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and how do i enable lba32

how do i enable lba32 when i boot from cd rom.
 
  


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