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Old 01-17-2013, 09:15 AM   #1
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Running already installed Debian on new hardware

Hi. I've bought new hardware. Unfortunately my old dvd drive had ide output, I bought an adapter that was shi*ty enough to have its sata connector break down while I was connecting power cables. I should have bought new drive, it isn't that much more expensive. I also bought wrong motherboard and had to buy new one, so I can't afford to buy new drive right now.
I have 2 Debians, puppy linux and windows xp insstalled on my hdd. Guess which OS works. Puppy linux.
Undortunately I don't know why I can only access XP (sda1) partition and Squeeze (sda5) which is ext4, but Wheezy (sda8) and home partition (sda9) are ext4 as well but they aren't shown.
In gparted when I click on information about sda5 everything is normal, but when I click on sda8:

Warning, no such file or directory while trying to open sda8.
Couldn't find valid filesystem superblock

The cause might be a missing software package. The following list of software packages is required for ext4 fs support: e2fsprogs v1.41+
The funny thing is that the same is for puppy root partition, but somehow the system loaded lol.
Why sda5 is accessible, but others are not?

I installed e2fs progs, but then required dependency: "blkid gio" - wtf is that one? I searched but found nothing.

Btw. The same was before hardware change. I couldn't access most of my partitions in puppy.

But having access to sda5 I can already do something to run debian squeeze.

Here's what happens when I try to boot Debian Squeeze:

I have separate partition for boot by the way. Maybe I should drop the kernel back to sda5 and unset sda10 as boot, but I don't have access to sda10.

Best it would be to do do a fresh install, but I don't have acces to dvd drive. Though it's broken I somehow connected it.
I don't know if jumpers on the drive have something to do with it. I think it is set to master. I can check it out
if it matters anyway.

Edit: It doesn't matter now. I got the adapter to work and installed Debian from dvd.

Last edited by kox444; 01-17-2013 at 12:05 PM.


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