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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jackd, May 14, 2006.

  1. jackd

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    Im looking for some hard disk drivers for a TOSHIBA MK6026GAX for Fedora Core 9. Ive tried searching google and driverguide but ive found nothing.

    Jack
     
  2. hbroomhall

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    Er - since when have you needed drivers for a standard ATA drive?

    Why do you think you need one?

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  3. zimbo
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    err exactly! otherwise try installing using kernel 2.6 by typing
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    at the boot prompt - they have added hardware support
     
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  4. jackd

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    Harry, I think i need one because it comes up with "No hard disks detected. Please insert your driver disc"

    EDIT:Zimbo it just seems to say cannot find linux26 when i type that at the boot prompt
     
  5. zimbo
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    hang on! :blink you mean red hat 9? not fedora core 9! 8)

    jack get the latest fedora core 5 from here - choose the mirror thats closest to you. BTW you might want to get the DVD as its alot better than 4 cds lying around! :biggrin
     
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  6. jackd

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    So can i not use red hat 9?
     
  7. zimbo
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    no you can.. but you might find that FC 5 has more drivers..
     
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  8. jackd

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    Know anywhere where i could get them zimbo ?
     
  9. zimbo
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    nope sorry.. but give FC 5 a go.. it might have the drivers..
     
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  10. hbroomhall

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    It is being a bit confusing here. You *don't* need drivers for standard IDE drives. Because it can't find the drive by ordinary means it assumes you have something weird, like SCSI etc so asks for drivers.

    Nearly all Unix/Linux kernals support ATA out of the box. There is something else wrong to cause this.

    How about telling us about the motherboard and the connections, and just what exactly you are doing when this error appears?

    Harry.
     
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  11. Bluerinse
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    Is the drive being auto detected by the BIOS?
     
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  12. jackd

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    Yes The Drive is being auto detected by the bios. And the error appears just when i start the installer
     
  13. hbroomhall

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    A quick check:

    Boot using a Win98SE boot floppy, and run fdisk. Does it see the drive?

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  14. jackd

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    Yes it sees the drive harry
     
  15. hbroomhall

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    Hm - then I would suspect an incompatability between the distribution you are using and the motherboard or chipset.

    Clutching-at-straws time - if this is RH9 did you run the CD self-check?

    Harry.
     
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  16. zimbo
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    have you tried another distro or new version of fedora? maybe a newer kernel will support it..
     
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  17. jackd

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    Will do zim
     
  18. Boycie
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    let us know how you get on, jack :thumbleft
     
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