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(Solved) - check hard disk "damaged" or "no connection"?

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  • Started 1 year ago by catch22
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catch22
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Someone gave me a dell latitude D505 that broke down. When I insert a Linux Live-cd it does start that up, but I can't install it because there's no hard disk found anymore.
Is there a command I can use, once inside with the Live-cd that can show me if the hard disk is really damaged, or that perhaps there's simply no connection because some wiring got undone?

Posted 1 year ago
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CompWiz
CompWiz
Posts: 864

catch22, hi.

What Linux distro are you using? Most likely you do need a command to 'mount' the hard drive.

Posted 1 year ago
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catch22
Posts: 4

Linux Mint 13 (maya) KDE
Based on Ubuntu (Debian)
I'm not a Linux-expert at all, but I think when installing at the only hard drive there should be found and available automatically?

(btw I can't find a place in the forum to subscribe or automatically subscribe at least to my own to posts)

Posted 1 year ago
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warlock
warlock
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@catch22, In answer to your btw, look in the views section on the forum page. You can also click on member under your on screen name.

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Xhi
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You can not subscribe for email replies to your posts being updated, but you can as Warlock suggests click on the My Posts section on the main forum page.

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catch22
Posts: 4

thanks for the info on email updates
the issue about the HDD is solved in so far that I'm pretty sure the disk is broken, and it gave me a chance to experiment with Puppy Linux on usb - which is quite an amazing solution :-)

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