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Re: hard drive problem

On Tue,05.Aug.08, 17:53:05, Adam Hardy wrote:
> Andrei Popescu on 05/08/08 17:22, wrote:
>> On Tue,05.Aug.08, 15:51:44, Adam Hardy wrote:
>>> I just took the hard drives from one machine and installed them into 
>>> another with a similar 500MHz CPU and mobo, but it hasn't worked out 
>>> smoothly.
>>> The first drive is 40Gb and seems fine, but the second, a 750Gb drive, 
>>> has a partition that won't mount. In fact there is also a partition on 
>>> the first drive that's not mounting. But linux loads.
>> How old is that mobo anyway? 750 GB might be just a bit too much for it.
> Argh! Well, I don't really know anymore - probably 1998. So 10 years, +/- 2 
> years. But then, the other mobo was old too. Maybe just not quite as old. 
> Should I be checking on a hardware compatibility list at Seagate?

You could try different options for the drive parameters in BIOS (lba, 
CHS, ...)

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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