Hard Drive Invisible when boot from CD
I have encountered the following problem using both the windows installation cds (in an attempt to repartition the HDD on the cheap) And with the FC2 Install discs (after giving up and purchasing Partition Magic 8.0 )
When I boot from a bootable CD, The harddrive is not locatable. In windows this results in a "setup cannot find any harddrives on this computer and must exit" error, and in FC2 setup, this results in a "Disk Druid cannot find any media to partition, press OK to exit setup"
I received these errors both before partitioning my HDD and after. After partitioning the HDD, my configuration is as follows
Label Type Size MB Unused MB Status Pri/Log
DELLUTILITY(*.) FAT 54.9 47.6 None Primary
Local Disk (C: ) NTFS 60,894.8 55,482.5 active Primary
(*) Extended 88,051.6 0.0 None Primary
Linux(*) Linux ext3 60,055.5 58,132.4 None Logical
CROSSOVER(F: ) FAT32 27,996.1 27,982.4 None Logical
Local Disk (*) CP/M, CTDOS 3,584.8 0.0 None Primary
This list is from PArtition MAgic, and * next to a label indicates a partition unreadable/unaccesable by the current OS.
It appears that both the partitions I created (Linux and CROSSOVER) were created as Logical (I had no choice presented to me)
My two questions are: What can I do about the fact that the HDD is inaccesible when booting from CD, and, does it matter that my planned Linux partition is not primary?
Thanks in advance
PS, Sorry the table of partition info didn't turn out too well, I've spent some time trying to re-configure it with no luck :oops:
Re: Hard Drive Invisible when boot from CD
I usually get this error when I've swapped out a hard drive and forgotten to set the jumper on the back to "master" instead of "slave". You might give that a try.
Originally Posted by n3wo