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    Default BT3 unable to mount/view hard drive

    i have a acer 7520. i managed to run 'bt3 liveCD' rw noapic noagp acpi=off in text mode and booting startx

    i wanted to install bt3 to my hdd, system information/storage shown my hdd and xp pro/acer recovery partions.

    i deleted XPpro, used the xppro cd to partitioned my drive. gave BT3 3gb.. installed xppro again..

    now i cant mount/view my hdd..

    any ideas?

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    I'm not entirely clear on what you've done or what you're asking!?

    You booted from the BT3b live cd and decide you'd like to install it, went ahead and repartitioned the HDD, installed XPpro and now when you boot from the BT3b live cd (in order to install BT3b) you cannot see any hdd or partition at all?

    I expect you've set up a 3GB partition with the XP boot cd partitioner, which will format it with the NTFS filesystem

    This is no good for installing BT onto.

    BTW, I'd suggest more than 3GB for a "real" install. You'd need at least 4+, imho.
    Read the guides around here and the wiki

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    yes your right.

    i also have a 10gb partion, i will use that instead.

    how do i resolve my problem?

    i can not see any partions in BT3, nor can i see the actual hard drive..
    but i could see them before i split my drive and gave the laptop a fresh xp install.

    sorry for poor english.. "scouse" good enough excuss :P

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    Just so everyone's on the same page, if you haven't any important data on your XP install (which it doesn't sound like you have, at the moment) I would simply format the hdd again.

    There is a text based partitioning program in BT3b, or if you want to go the GUI route, there's a Gparted live cd you can download and use:
    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php
    Just boot it, like you would with the BT3b livecd, then it's pretty much just point and click from there

    Or, if you are more comfortable with a Windows based tool, like Partition Magic, use that.

    So anyway, create yourself an NTFS partition (for Windows)
    Then create an Ext3 partition (For Linux - BT3b) At least 4Gb+
    Then, create a Linux swap partition. 1GB.

    Run your XPpro installer and point it at your NTFS partition.
    Run the BT3b installer and point it at your Ext3 partition.
    Or, for BT3b, follow one of the installation guides you'll find here in the forums, or on the wiki.

    That's probably the simplest approach......

    Good luck

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