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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 8:33 am    Post subject: Unable to open /dev/hda Reply with quote

:( Hi all
I'm installing a new release 2004.3 gentoo onto a 64bit amd, i have 1 SATA 120 gb and 1 30G IDE, I want to install gentoo on the 30G IDE leave the 120G For xp.

When i boot with Livecd, i can see that he vind all my device drivers and stuff. I see the SATA 120g And the IDE 30g

SATA 120 MD0
IDE 30G HDA

When i try to fdisk /dev/hda

It tells me unable to open /dev/hda

When i ls -l into /dev i cant even see hda i only see hdc and that is my cdrom
I already turn off my Smart boot in cmos.

I had Linux Redhad fedora core 3 on the 30g hdd. So i thougt it couln't see the particions so i boot with win98, fdisk it and leave it with no particions.
Please help ME :!:
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

incorrect forum for posting this question... I'm sure one of the mods will move this soon enough though...

As for your drive, can you please supply the output from:
Code:
#fdisk -l


This should list all the drives and partitions that the machine recognises.. This will allow for more help to be provided.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must say, you have made quite a bad start here.

  1. First, you posted in the wrong forum.
  2. Second, you cross-posted in 2 different forums.

Please do not do these ever again if you want people to respond to your posts positively.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crosspost of https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-306909-highlight-.html
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