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Old 04-19-2006, 09:43 AM   #1
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Cfdisk unable to detect majority of system partitions/drives during install

Brand spanking new to Linux. (I saw some thread akin to this, but the fixes were a bit beyond me). I have dos experience, but it has been years since I used it regularly.

I tried installing using But, my computer is only recognizing two drives/partitions.

I have a total of 4 IDE drives (7 partitions I think between them), 2 SATA Raptors, and 2 other SATA raptors in Raid 0 (hardware raid, show up as SCSI).

All the IDE, and the Raided SATA drives are windows partitions, I have the two other SATA drives for Linux. However, when I go into cfdisk, all the system recognizes is hda1 and hda5. 7.75 meg free.

As I said before, I am a total n00b to Linux. I have tried to install it 3 other times, first time, there was no support for the ati 9800pro (first came out, when there was finally drivers, the drive I had allocated was being used for something else. Second time, I forget why I couldn't get it to work, hardware conflict somewhere... Third time (new computer) I had a SATA CD-Rom drive and again, no support yet.

I am not sure how to force the install precoces to find the two raptors. I ran sata.i kernel.

Tweaked the title right before I posted and the answer to one problem came rolling along under "Similar Threads" (cfdisk /dev/sda). I can now see 1 of the two raptors, and have started to set it up for the primary. I want to find the other one so I can setup a Linux Swap partition.

Decided to try disconnecting the Raptor with Linux on it and install a Linux Swap on the other one. Seemed to work fine, but when I go into setup (after reconnecting the other drive), it says I do not have a Linux Swap partiton.

Resolved... I went back and reviewed and realized I could just use cfdisk /dev/sdb... I feel rather silly now.

MB is ...MSI something or another...
MSI nVidia 6600GT

Last edited by SamuraiNinjaGuy; 04-21-2006 at 07:44 AM.
Old 04-20-2006, 02:02 AM   #2
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There a way to delete this? The info is already out there, I just didn't stumble upon it all at once.
Old 04-20-2006, 08:38 AM   #3
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You can ask moderators, but it's a good practise to leave posts with solutions if anybody else had the same problem.


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