Currently I have 2 SATA HDs. The first is set to Third IDE Master with Windows XP loaded on it. The second is set to Third IDE Slave and is completely blank. I'm currently trying to install Fedora 7 using the installation DVD onto the blank Slave drive (2nd HD). When I change boot priority to dvd drive in order to boot from the DVD I am able to enter the Fedora 7 Installation. When I get to selecting partition to load onto step I get the following popup: "The partition table on device sdc was unreadable. To create new partitions it must be initialized causing the loss of all data on this drive." Then when I click either yes or no I get "Input/Output error during write on /dev/sdc." What I would like to know is how I need to change my second HD so I can load Fedora onto it. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
mobo: Asus P5W DH Deluxe
HD1: WD Raptor 150GB - set as Third IDE Master (Has Windows XP Loaded)
HD2: WD Raptor 150GB - set as Third IDE Slave (reformatted drive and is completely blank)
PSU: PC Power & Cooling 750W Silencer
GPU: XFX 7950GX2 Extreme
RAM: 4GB Corsair ddr2 800
I just recently had my 2 HDs in Raid 0, but took them out and switched one to master so they'd be two seperate HDs. I know my 2nd HD isn't dead, and I'm pretty positive it isn't dying.
You could use a DSL or Knoppix Live CD to check to see if the drive is healthy, you may also be able to use other Live CDs or a Fedora rescue disk but some Live CDs and the Fedora rescue disks have limited functionality.
Knoppix is a fully functional / usable system on CD or DVD.
I disabled jmicron raid controller and changed SATA config from RAID to Standard IDE.. After I did that both HD were set to slave so I plugged one into master. does that remove the raid?
I'll download Knoppix overnight since its a big file. I went into the shell through recovery and typed what you said:
when I typed dmesg |grep -i ata - it said HH Complete
when I typed dmesg |grep -i scsi - it said write cache enabled read cache enabled doesn't support DPO or FUA
when I typed dmesg |grep -i wdc - it said:
<6>ata3.00: ATA-7: WDC WD1500ADFD-00NLR1, 2-.-7P20, max UDMA/133
<6>ata3.01: ATA-7: WDC WD1500ADFD-00NLR1, 2-.-7P20, max UDMA/133
<5>scsi 2:0:0:0: Direct access ATA WDC1500ADFD-0 20.0 PQ:0 ANSI:5
<5>scsi 2:0:1:0: Direct access ATA WDC1500ADFD-0 20.0 PQ:0 ANSI:5
Is that supposed to happen even though I only have 2 HDs?
well knoppix worked I burned it and booted from it and Im posting this while on knoppix, but where do i type in the commands you said? it seems knoppix isnt in english lol so Im having trouble browsing around it
edit: ok I got fedora installed on the 2nd HD to do it I disabled jmicron thing in bios, unplugged 1st HD with windows and plugged 2nd HD in to master slot then install went through (I thought I had alrdy tried that, but I guess not.)now the only problem is if I plug it back in the way it normally is since the HD with windows is the one in boot priority it loads straight to windows. How do I get an option to load to windows or fedora? Thanks.