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    Hello BT users,

    I boot up BT4 with a USB stick(FAT32), then I startup FDISK but BT doens't find my harddrive only my usb stick with BT4.
    In the BIOS my harddrive is on the second master IDE unfortunately I can not change this to the primary master!
    What could be the solution!

    Thx in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by BT2008 View Post
    Hello BT users,

    I boot up BT4 with a USB stick(FAT32), then I startup FDISK but BT doens't find my harddrive only my usb stick with BT4.
    In the BIOS my harddrive is on the second master IDE unfortunately I can not change this to the primary master!
    What could be the solution!

    Thx in advance
    How are you starting fdisk? Try fdisk -l <-- that's a lower L.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    How are you starting fdisk? Try fdisk -l <-- that's a lower L.
    Thx Barry for your quick response.
    I see that it is /dev/hdc --> C stands for seconday master!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BT2008 View Post
    Thx Barry for your quick response.
    I see that it is /dev/hdc --> C stands for seconday master!!!
    hda = primary master
    hdb = primary vassal (heh, pc term for slave...)
    hdc = secondary master
    hdd = secondary vassal
    Any numbers after the hdX will be partition number. Usually windows will be installed on hda1, though it may be hda2 if there's a "recovery" partition.


    At least it's not sata. Their id's may change depending on other serial devices being plugged in or not.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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