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Old 07-30-2005, 04:14 AM   #1
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Unhappy Unable to find hard drive - laptop


After i have tried the novell desktop, now i wont to try the suse linux pro version 9.3 i have download the full DVD from suse ftp.

The problem is when im installing it doesn’t recognise any hard drive in my acer travelmate laptop (novell desktop as worked great).

I have search trough google and have find more people with the same problem in different laptops.

Is there any solution to this?

Thank you.
 
Old 07-31-2005, 11:24 AM   #2
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Some times the parameters of the bios are not read well.

Normally in the bios the recognition of the hard disk is auto.

Copy the parameters, switch to user and enter the parameters.

Sometimes this solves the problem with laptops.

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Old 08-15-2005, 02:27 PM   #3
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missing hard drive

Hi thank you for your help however it doesnt help.

I have change the bios disk info to manual but the install still cannot find any hard drive
i only have this problem with suse instalation the novell desktop install fine with no problems.

It seams to be a major bug from suse install since i have find in google a lot of peolple with laptops and with the same problem.
any other ideias?

Thank you
 
Old 08-16-2005, 12:38 AM   #4
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I had the same problem on my laptop when I tried out suse 9.3.
I had to issue the following for boot parameters:

Code:
insmod=ide-generic

hope this helps.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 03:25 AM   #5
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Thanks a lot for your help however I'm just a lame beginner in linux and i don't know what to do with this code can you please help thank you.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 10:02 AM   #6
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Not a problem.
When you boot from the CD, highlight the installation option and then type in the code and press enter.
 
Old 08-17-2005, 02:39 PM   #7
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Talking THANKS A LOT!!!

Finaly with your help i could install suse

Once again thanks a lot for your help,

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