Go Back   Android Forums > Android Forums Community > The Lounge > Computers & IT

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By argedion

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old December 8th, 2012, 01:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
Moderator
Thread Author (OP)
 
jhawkkw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 10,323
 
Device(s): Nexus 5, HP 14 Chomebook w/ HSPA+, Google Glass, LTE Nexus 7(2013), Chromecast
Carrier: T-Mobile USA

Thanks: 3,154
Thanked 7,007 Times in 3,773 Posts
Default Weird Issue Installing Linux Mint 14

I've duel boot a Linux/Windows computer for years, and was trying to do it again. I ran into an issue with installing Windows 8 that required me to wipe my entire hard drive in order to install it. Now I'm trying to install Mint again. I've done the normal partition shrink and left it unformatted. Then when I boot up the disk to install Mint, it doesn't see my hard drive at all, only the usb stick that powers my wireless mouse/keyboard. Not like it doesn't see the empty space, it doesn't even see the windows partition in case I wanted to clear it. Anyone else ever see this before?

Advertisements
jhawkkw is online now  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old December 8th, 2012, 02:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
The TechnoFrog
 
argedion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: The Severed Garden
Posts: 5,829
 
Device(s): Nexus 7 (2012)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6,012
Thanked 5,575 Times in 2,572 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jhawkkw View Post
I've duel boot a Linux/Windows computer for years, and was trying to do it again. I ran into an issue with installing Windows 8 that required me to wipe my entire hard drive in order to install it. Now I'm trying to install Mint again. I've done the normal partition shrink and left it unformatted. Then when I boot up the disk to install Mint, it doesn't see my hard drive at all, only the usb stick that powers my wireless mouse/keyboard. Not like it doesn't see the empty space, it doesn't even see the windows partition in case I wanted to clear it. Anyone else ever see this before?
are you able to access the windows side? what happens when you use Gparted? try formatting the other side with ext4 and see what happens.
saptech likes this.
__________________
All My Links In one Convenient Place
Asking simple questions can keep us from doing dumb things.
argedion is online now  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to argedion For This Useful Post:
Speed Daemon (December 9th, 2012)
Old December 8th, 2012, 03:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
saptech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Third Stone from the Sun
Posts: 3,677
 
Device(s): Motorola Moto G, Samsung Stratosphere, Galaxy Tab 2 SE.
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 610
Thanked 798 Times in 637 Posts
Default

Also try a different linux just to see what happens. You don't have to use it but format the empty space if it works. It could be a bad burn.
__________________
"I'm gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked" - Jimi Hendrix
saptech is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to saptech For This Useful Post:
argedion (December 8th, 2012), Speed Daemon (December 9th, 2012)
Old December 9th, 2012, 02:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
Disabled
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,033
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 541
Thanked 556 Times in 440 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jhawkkw View Post
I've duel boot a Linux/Windows computer...
The fumy part is that "duel" might not be a typo...

Most motherboards these days have three modes of serial disk operation: Legacy PATA (or IDE) mode, AHCI mode and RAID mode. Is it possible that the BIOS HD mode settings were changed at some point? I had that happen to me when I discovered that a PC had come from the factory in "IDE" mode. When I switched to AHCI mode it failed to boot Windows 7 because Windows 7 doesn't load the AHCI driver unless it was installed in AHCI mode.

You might want to check during the install process to see if the correct kernel modules for your hardware configuration are loaded. For example, modprobe should show achi somewhere in the list if you're in AHCI mode, and something with pata in it if in legacy mode, and md_something if in RAID mode. Exactly what varies with chipset.
Speed Daemon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Forums Community > The Lounge > Computers & IT
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:53 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.