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Hello everyone, I am very new and keen in trying out to Linux/Knoppix but got stuck when knoppix wasnt able to detect my SATA drive. When I boot from a ...
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    Hello everyone,
    I am very new and keen in trying out to Linux/Knoppix but got stuck when knoppix wasnt able to detect my SATA drive.
    When I boot from a Knoppix 5 live DVD, Knoppix was not able to detect my SATA HDD. My SATA HDD can be detected in the BIOS and there are 3 partition:

    Partition1 holds XP Pro
    Partition2 prepared to install Knoppix on it.
    Partition3 holds Vista.

    I am able to boot XP and Vista with no problems. So, my question is if I am not able to detect my SATA drive during Knoppix live DVD bootup, how do I tell Knoppix that I have a SATA drive with partition2 ready for its hard disk installation?

    Thank you for your help!

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    How did you determine that it did not detect it? What is the output from
    Code:
    sudo /sbin/fdisk -l
    (That's a lowercase L)

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    Hi bigtomrodney,

    Quote Originally Posted by bigtomrodney View Post
    How did you determine that it did not detect it? What is the output from
    Code:
    sudo /sbin/fdisk -l
    (That's a lowercase L)
    I dont see any Hard disk icon on my desktop only a floppy drive icon plus a knoppix icon, when I use conqueror to look around, I dont see any hard disk icon as well.

    When I use your code in the terminal screen, it returns nothing(no error, no msg).

    ^^"

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    Execute this
    Code:
    su
    fdisk -l
    Post output here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper View Post
    Execute this
    Code:
    su
    fdisk -l
    Post output here.
    Hi,
    Sorry for the late reply, have been playing with knoppix installed on another ide hard disk...cant get the internet connection to work(i am behind a wireless router for my cable modem)..been scratching my head for the last few days.... any guidance anyone? ^^=

    anyway, I have just tried your command fdisk -l in the terminal screen, it still return nothing...no output, no error, no messages
    ^^"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken39
    Sorry for the late reply, have been playing with knoppix installed on another ide hard disk...cant get the internet connection to work(i am behind a wireless router for my cable modem)..been scratching my head for the last few days.... any guidance anyone? ^^=
    I would suggest you to start a new thread for this problem. Execute this
    Code:
    su 
    lspci
    Post output in New Thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by ken39
    anyway, I have just tried your command fdisk -l in the terminal screen, it still return nothing...no output, no error, no messages
    ^^"
    Did you execute 'su' command before executing fdisk -l?
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    Knoppix uses sudo, so your command would be:
    sudo fdisk -l
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Knoppix uses sudo, so your command would be:
    sudo fdisk -l
    I just checked it. su and sudo, both work fine in Knoppix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper View Post
    I just checked it. su and sudo, both work fine in Knoppix.
    Cool, I did not know that. Is there a particular password to use with Knoppix su?

    I know Sabayon uses sabayonuser as password.
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    Cool, I did not know that. Is there a particular password to use with Knoppix su?
    No password. its Enter key as in Ubuntu.
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