Hard drve gone?

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Hard drve gone?

Postby bobsmate » Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:06 pm

I installed mint on my 160gb drive, using the whole drive, after success in getting my usb netgear wireless to work, upon booting later my HD icon is missing, leaving only my file system :( :( .

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Re: Hard drve gone?

Postby 67GTA » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:59 pm

What icon are you talking about? We need a little more info.
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Re: Hard drve gone?

Postby Nomad » Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:00 pm

No worries, your file system is your hard drive :) If you check its size it will be 160Gb.
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Re: Hard drve gone?

Postby 67GTA » Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:05 pm

That is what I was thinking but wasn't sure what he meant. He probably saw the hard drive icon with the live CD, and then didn't see it after installation.
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Re: Hard drve gone?

Postby Nomad » Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:06 pm

I was confused by that when I first came to Linux as well, took me a while to figure it out lol.

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Re: Hard drve gone?

Postby Fred » Thu May 01, 2008 5:06 pm

In the Linux world the file system is the entire universe. Partitions can be mounted or bound to folders in the file system but Linux doesn't really know or care about them. It doesn't speak "drives" at all. That is a foreign language to Unix/Linux. :-)

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Re: Hard drve gone?

Postby bobsmate » Tue May 06, 2008 12:54 pm

Thanks for the help, i was just confused, or drunk in charge of a new operating system :oops: :oops:


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