OT: Windoze can't find disk
geoff at hughes.net
Mon Jun 18 01:29:03 UTC 2007
On 06/17/07 15:56:11, Karl Larsen wrote:
> David Timms wrote:
> > Claude Jones wrote:
> >> On Sunday June 17 2007 5:38:33 pm Geoffrey Leach wrote:
> > ...
> >>> A fully functional dual-boot FC6/Windoze XP system had its MB
> >>> On being returned (and the disk reinstalled) it booted FC6 just
> >>> but XP could not find the disk. Not that it just would not boot,
> >>> that under no circumstances (CD boot, ASR boot, normal boot)
> >>> find the disk. The disk partitions are: 1 - NTSF, 2 - /boot, 3 -
> >>> Any suggestions as to what might be missing? FWIW, the disk is
> >>> and, yes, the driver disk was provided at the appropriate time.
> >> Did you try all the different SATA controllers?
> >> Did you carefully go through all the BIOS settings?
> > BIOS settings seems the place to look. Some have a SATA emulate IDE
> > mode, that might need to be flipped. Or it could be PlugNPlay os
> > installed. Just try one at a time.
> > DaveT.
> I think your new mother board has 2 IDE plugs and in essance one
> /devhda and the other is /devhdb and you have the one hard drive
> into /dev/hdb.
Indeed, there are two SATA connectors. By using the Promise display I
can tell which comes first, and I've done that. I've also tried the
other connector, and the result is the same. Linux, to its credit, does
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