[NBLUG/talk] Can't boot from Hard Drive
dolo724 at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 23 10:12:31 PDT 2007
try unplugging any external devices, USB especially, then boot.
--- Dave Sisley <dsisley at sonic.net> wrote:
> I have a Dell Dimension 2350 that had what looked like a Hard Drive
> failure. I put in a different (used) drive and installed FC4 on
> When I try to boot, the machine acts as though there is no hard drive
> installed. Poking around the bios boot options, I don't see the
> The drive is jumpered to be a master with slave present (CD).
> What's funny is that booting from knoppix or from the FC4 install
> disk -
> meaning booting from CD - works fine. What's more, the CD-based OS
> see the hard drive. Knoppix saw it, and FC4 obviously saw & wrote to
> it. That means the disk is okay, and that there's nothing wrong with
> the data cable or something...
> Any ideas? Thanks so much!
> Dave Sisley
> dsisley at sonic.net
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