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i have tried several versions of Linux but none of them ware able to detect my hard disk drive...any one plz help me....
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    Unhappy Linux not able to find my hard disk!!!


    i have tried several versions of Linux but none of them ware able to detect my hard disk drive...any one plz help me.

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    we need more information than that, what versions of linux have you tried, what kind of hard drive is it, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coopstah13 View Post
    we need more information than that, what versions of linux have you tried, what kind of hard drive is it, etc.
    i have 80 gb sata hdd.i tried ubuntu 7.04,suse 10.2,turbo linux......

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    Hi and Welcome !!

    Post your Machine's specs here. Boot up from Ubuntu LiveCd and execute sudo fdisk -l command in Terminal. Post output here.
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    sudo fdisk -l
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper View Post
    Hi and Welcome !!

    Post your Machine's specs here. Boot up from Ubuntu LiveCd and execute sudo fdisk -l command in Terminal. Post output here.
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    sudo fdisk -l
    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 2432 1953008+ C w95 FAT32(LBA)

    /dev/sda2 2433 9728 58605120 f w95 Ext'd(LBA)

    /dev/sda5 2433 4864 1953008+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

    /dev/sda6 4865 7296 1953008+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

    /dev/sda7 7297 8411 8956206 7 HPFS/NTFS

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    Did you create free space for Linux? Boot up from Ubuntu LiveCD and open GParted Partition Manager. Shrink existing partition(s) and create free space for Linux. 8-10GB is enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper View Post
    Did you create free space for Linux? Boot up from Ubuntu LiveCD and open GParted Partition Manager. Shrink existing partition(s) and create free space for Linux. 8-10GB is enough.
    O have already 10gb free sapce for linux unpaertioned. But it is still not working.

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    O have already 10gb free sapce for linux unpaertioned. But it is still not working
    Could you post snapshot of GParted?

    Create two partitions:
    1. /dev/sda8 -- 512MB -- format it in SWAP FileSystem.
    2. /dev/sda9 -- rest of free space -- format in ext3 FileSystem.

    Start Ubuntu installation. Select /dev/sda9 partition in Partitioning Section and assign it / mount point. Installer will detect SWAP itself. Continue installation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper View Post
    Could you post snapshot of GParted?

    Create two partitions:
    1. /dev/sda8 -- 512MB -- format it in SWAP FileSystem.
    2. /dev/sda9 -- rest of free space -- format in ext3 FileSystem.

    Start Ubuntu installation. Select /dev/sda9 partition in Partitioning Section and assign it / mount point. Installer will detect SWAP itself. Continue installation.
    how can I open GParted Parttion Manager??. I am using Ubuntu 7.04.

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    GParted is available in Ubuntu LiveCD. Its in Menu.
    Or
    Download PartedMagic LiveCD. Its one of the best Partition Manager and has 37MB download size only.
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