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Hi I have installed a 2nd HDD for use with linux (mandrake) and whatever I do I can't get past the localhost login on first install. I have reinstalled, formatted, ...
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    mandrake localhost login trouble


    Hi I have installed a 2nd HDD for use with linux (mandrake) and whatever I do I can't get past the localhost login on first install. I have reinstalled, formatted, changed username & password and entered root, SU, startx but with no success at all! Also my 2nd HDD seems to lose its drive letter after linux partition. I have searched for answers but with no success and I'm sure the install went OK and that I'm really close. What am I doing wrong?
    help appreciated. (using win xp)
    Andy

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    Mandriva

    I just posted the same situation on the LinuxFormat board. I had 9.2 running fine on the second HD. XP will not see the drive but my software that came with the drive still finds it.
    Jim

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    Thanks Jim everything seems ok now and linux running when I configured the graphics card properly. But no second HDD recognised on XP but everything is working ok.
    Andy

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    if you want to see the 2nd hdd in xp, go to control panel-administrative tools- computer management & you will see it under drive management.

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    I still cannot get by localhost login and no GUI. Did see server error message "no screens found"

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    Drive letter

    I have found the 2nd HDD but why isn't it nominated a drive letter? and it won't allow me the option to do this.
    Andy

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    Re: Drive letter

    Quote Originally Posted by swiss
    I have found the 2nd HDD but why isn't it nominated a drive letter? and it won't allow me the option to do this.
    Andy
    Because windows does not recognise the filesystem.
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