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Installing Mandrake Linux 9.0

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by degaboy, Feb 16, 2003.

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  1. degaboy

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    iam haveing a bit of trouble installing Mandrake 9.0 on my formatted hard drive. I turn the computer on, it boots from the cd drive and i hit the enter button to install. during the instalation when i get to the fancy setup screen there is a part called "Detecting Hard Drive" when it goes to detect my hard drive all i get is my mouse pointer turns into a watch and nothing happend, ican still move my mouse though. I can't get past this part. My hard drive is on the supported hard drive list, it is on one dedicated IDE cable, jumper settings are set to Master and i only have 1 cd-rom. Any help to get it to detect my hard drive to continue installation would be of great help.....mayb eit's a bios setting??
     
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    How long do you wait before giving up?What is it formatted as?
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  3. degaboy

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    the format is whatever it is after useing FDISK at the dos prompt..the partition in active and i wait like 20 min......before giveing up on it detecting the hard drive
     
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