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Old 12-23-2011, 09:28 PM
JB
 
Default BIOS doesn't see hard drive with Fedora 16, may it be an install issue?

M. Fioretti <mfioretti <at> nexaima.net> writes:

> ...

Reboot to BIOS (F2 key):
- restore Setup Defaults (some F? key), then SAVE and EXIT to restart

If it did not work,
Reboot to BIOS (F2 key):
- is there anything like Startup menu item ?
If yes, mine has submenus:
Boot (boot priority order; there is Help probably)
1. ATAPI cd/dvd
2. ATA HDD
3. USB cd
4. PCI LAN
...
Network (boot priority order; there is Help probably)
1. PCI LAN
2. ATAPI cd/dvd
3. USB cd
4. ATA HDD
...
Boot Mode Quick, Diagnostics (used for devices testing at boot time !!!)
Boot device List F12 Option Enabled/Disabled (F12 invokes a pop up Boot
device List)
- is there anything like Config menu item ?
...
Serial ATA (SATA)
SATA Controller Mode Option: AHCI (or Compatibility ?)
...

If it did not work,
Try live-cd again (make cd/dvd drive a bootable device with F10 if needed)
Does the live-cd recognize the previously formatted hard disk ?
$ su
# cfdisk
# fdisk -l
Look for hard disk related log lines:
any errors related to hard disk or cd/dvd drives ?
# dmesg | less
# dmesg | grep -i ata
# dmesg | grep -i scsi
- perform hard disk installation once again:
- do NOT accept default installation !!!
- select custom install/layout,
select "/" root mount point (only one partition, that is entire disk),
select above disk/partition to format to ext4 file system,
make sure bootloader to be installed to MBR (usually default),
run installation

Next you may try:
- run hard disk diagnostic utility, if present in BIOS - does it find it ?
- run memory check-up utility, if present in BIOS
- turn off Overclocking, if present
- set to auto detect mode, if present
- anything lese unusual/dangerous to manipulate

JB


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Old 12-24-2011, 07:03 AM
JB
 
Default BIOS doesn't see hard drive with Fedora 16, may it be an install issue?

M. Fioretti <mfioretti <at> nexaima.net> writes:

> ...
> Also, what do you mean by "erase the disk completely"? SHould I run dd
> or something from the live CD?
> ...

When you start fresh with a new system/component like a hard disk, it is proper
to firstly format it *entirely* - right at the very beginning from live-cd
(forget about your previous installation), with live-cd tools (cfdisk, gparted,
etc).

You may discover some facts about the disk, partition table(s), disk's health,
effective size (after formatting) vice nominal size, any bad sectors present
(original, by manufacturer) and their possible remapping to other/healthy
sectors, etc.

After formatting, reboot (due to MBR setup), and view the hard disk again as
posted before (dmesg, cfdisk, fdisk -l), also from live-cd. You may post
the output here ('fdisk -l' in particular).

If all looks good (see above) you can perform your installation once again with
custom layout.

JB


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Old 12-24-2011, 07:26 AM
JB
 
Default BIOS doesn't see hard drive with Fedora 16, may it be an install issue?

M. Fioretti <mfioretti <at> nexaima.net> writes:

> ...
> It is that, in a nutshell, the BIOS doesn't _remember_ that I had hit
> F2, told it to boot from the hard drive first and "saved" that
> setting.

Just a guess, every BIOS is different.
Go to it (F2) and find the menue dealing with system protection: boot, BIOS
update, administrator, etc passwords.
Clear them ALL for now.

Go over all other menus and check any other settings that possibly could have
anything to do with securing BIOS setting (configuration), whether local or
remote.
Clear them ALL for now.

SAVE and EXIT to reboot.

One more thing to check.
In BIOS, write down the date of your BIOS.
Go to your seller's first (or board manufacturer's next) web site and check
for any BIOS update available. Compare the dates, and if they differ read
the changes log.
Be prepared to download and update your BIOS if needed. You can boot thru F10
to cd/dvd drive, so it should be not a problem. Be careful not to interrupt
such an update, also stable AC/DC and battery.

JB




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