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> Rh9 Harddisk Install Problem, Having problems adding a harddisk
post Nov 14 2004, 09:50 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I'm an absolute beginner with Linux, my computer currently contains two 120 gb IDE Harddisks in Raid 0 as First IDE Master and Slave. I'm trying to install a 200gb harddisk to backup the other two, and then reformat them and install Windows XP.

I've installed the harddisk as the second IDE Master. I've adjusted the BIOS and the disk is detected correctly.

When linux starts and the loading screen with all the [ ok ]'s goes past very quickly, I see several times hda and hdb but not hdc.

I log in as Root, try a /sbin/fdisk -l and get information about the two disks hda and hdb that already exist but nothing about the third.

If I explicitly ask /sbin/fdisk /dev/hda I get a response.
If I explicitly ask /sbin/fdisk /dev/hdb I get a response.

When I explicitly ask /sbin/fdisk /dev/hdc I get 'Unable to open /dev/hdc'

When I try to format the disk /dev/hdc I get:
mkfs -t vfat /dev/hdc1
/dev/hdc1: No such device or address

and so I'm stuck. But I'm not sure whats wrong or how to fix.
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post Nov 14 2004, 11:57 AM
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Its GNU/

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Use the command dmesg to look at the boot messages.
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