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Old 11-29-2004, 03:23 PM   #1
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I need some serious help quick!


I had SuSE 9.1 Personal installed on my 80gb hard disk along with Windows XP Pro. I deleted the SuSE partition and the swap space and went to install SuSE 9.2 Pro and it will not detect my hard disk.!

What do i Do????
help me please

thanks in advanced
 
Old 11-29-2004, 03:28 PM   #2
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If you want quick help, why don't you provide some useful information:

Where in the boot process does it stop? What errors do you get. Can you change with F2 (or Ctrl+Alt+F1 to the text console)?

BTW: it was not necessary to delete the previous installation. Yast will do that for you during the installation process (if you ask for it).
 
Old 11-29-2004, 03:31 PM   #3
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it boots up then gets to the YAST2 screen.. then i select my language then it says "Hard Disk Not Found" or something along those lines. i really need this to work!!

thanks in advanced
 
Old 11-29-2004, 03:33 PM   #4
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Hmmm,

Does XP still boot?
 
Old 11-29-2004, 03:43 PM   #5
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yes Windows XP still boots

add:
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."

i don't have an update cd... unless i should install SUSE 9.1 Personal then update?
 
Old 11-29-2004, 03:53 PM   #6
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OK,

Gotta admit, can't help you here, sorry!

Hope you get it sorted. (Have you tried SuSE's website?)
 
Old 11-29-2004, 04:09 PM   #7
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How did you delete the partitions? Did you leave empty space? Maybe the installer still sees and mounts them and refuses to use them. Sorry, but I am also kind of helpless.
 
Old 11-29-2004, 04:50 PM   #8
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okay now I have:

Parition A) Windows XP Pro - 15gb
Partition B) SuSE Linux 9.1 Personal - 15gb
Partition C) Linux SWAP Space - 1gb
Partition D) FAT32 Share Partition - 44gb
 
Old 11-29-2004, 04:51 PM   #9
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i want to update 9.1 to 9.2 Pro .. but it wont detect my hard disk OR the linux installation
 
Old 11-29-2004, 05:10 PM   #10
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How did you delete the Linux paritions?

You could always copy off the data you wish to keep from Windows, using rfstool, and then reformat or repartition using a partition tool like Partition Magic or Partition Commander.
 
  


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