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not identifying the harddrive i want to install to

asked 2014-10-22 07:34:43 -0500

I have tried fedora, fedora kte,fedora Xfce, none will ID the drive i want to install to, tried all the forums sugestions to no avail, big time discuraged i really wanted to have fedora on my pc, seems this is a recuring issue with all your ver. what's up guy's this is the only distro that doesn't ask to unmount all drives before install maybe that is where the problem lies? can you help. the drives it list are my three ssd drives when I power them down then it list nothing. I have a seagate 320 that is preped, and a hitachi 1Tb that is partitioned with the first partition preped for linux, have ran the begining install of the following distro's to see if it was the drives, mint 17 Kde, Zorin 9, both see the drives as options to install, I would like to install Fedora but this is an EXTREME hassle hope there is a fix or work around, running live is not an option it is to choppy.

Gigabyte 990FX - UD5 MOBO AMD FX8350 processor Two (2) Nvidia GeForce 280

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Your question is very confusing. Additionally you did not mention what you tried exactly so far. Which other suggestions did you follow? Can you please provide links or details so that we do not recommend just the same steps again?

rsc gravatar imagersc ( 2014-10-22 08:16:54 -0500 )edit
  1. All Fedora spins use the same installer. You don't need to try images that install different default package sets.
  2. For best results, don't give the installer 'preconfigured' partitions. If you want to set up the drives in advance, use unallocated, unpartitioned space.
  3. Update your question with the output of parted -l so we can have a less anecdotal representation of your drive layout.
randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-10-22 19:54:24 -0500 )edit

Your question is very confusing. Additionally you did not mention what you tried exactly so far. Which other suggestions did you follow? Can you please provide links or details so that we do not recommend just the same steps again? rsc (23 hours ago)

There are only to threads that come close to my problems and both say the same thing, try formatting the partition with ext 4, didn't work then tried unformatted still not identifying the drives, I used GParted to do these with the seagate 320 has windows 10 on the first partition, second partition unformatted the second drive is a hitachi 1tb first partition is unformatted for linux(276gb) the rest is storage space both have there swap partitions at 2gb behind the unformatted partition, and what part is confusing so I can be more definitive, basically I have two perfectly healthy drives that it will ...(more)

mike54ldk gravatar imagemike54ldk ( 2014-10-23 08:15:36 -0500 )edit

To be honest, I still do not get your drive issue completely. You partitioned manually somehow, you formatted a lot (note this is Windows slang, Linux users create file systems) but your hard drive is not identified?

Can you please provide the output from "parted -l" that randomuser requested before?

rsc gravatar imagersc ( 2014-10-27 17:13:05 -0500 )edit

There is a known bug in the installer where it does an fsck of every ext4 volume discovered, and that sometimes makes the installer time out. Since it sounds like you have a bunch of drives on that system, try disconnecting them temporarily for the installation.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-12-26 16:04:59 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-12-26 15:21:23 -0500

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try formatting the harddrive with NTFS

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