DrHu wrote:... You say an older computer, but did not provide any hardware data: mainboard, graphics, nic, ahrd drives (modeles/brands), any of which (data..) would have helped..
You are correct, that was my fault.
Mobo: ASRock AM2NF4G-SATA2
Using onboard video, Audio, nic
CPU: AMD Sempron 3000+
HD: IDE Seagate 320GB 7200 Set as "Master" and plugged into the correct end of the IDE Cable.
DrHu wrote:If you are using an older system, likley means BIOS controlled/setup, so you can set all devices to auto mode, and look ate what the machine detects when the bios starts loading, it gives you the list of hardware detected devices
The Drives are being detected properly.
If they were not then I would have thought that the installation would have had trouble.
It didn't. It installs perfectly. Partitions mount perfectly.
Everything works except the Terminal command line codes mentioned above.
It makes no sense.
DrHu wrote:--you should alos be able to get into the BIOS and set hard drives to manual mode (LBA setup: Logical Block Address, for larger hardd drives or just as a general setting): when you jump screens (go to another bios setting), the hard drive devices should appear
Are you saying I SHOULD manually set the drive in Manual Mode (LBA)?
DrHu wrote:--if they don't check you hardware, specifically any interconnects (cables to whichever hard drive, as well as any jumper settings (CS: cable select, historically an IBM develped abomination, to prevent users needing to set jumpers or MA (master) Sl (save) or some auto mode
It is just a standard installation - single drive, I DO have the jumpers set to master, but I don't think that that would affect Terminal commands from 'seeing' the partitions. Do you?
DrHu wrote:--you may have the manual for the jumpers, if not they can be searched for on the internet
All Mobo Jumpers have been checked against the manual - which I still have. The are in the right spot.
DrHu wrote:--you should basically also reset the power plugs for the drive: any interconnect (ribbon) or power plug may be bad (have a poor connection), so replugging may make it work, otherwise it becomes a matter of elimination to find good circuits
I have disconnected and reconnected them a number of times, and used different molex power plugs. Still not working.
Besides, if it was that, wouldn't it have caused problems with the installation of the OS? That works perfectly as far as I can tell - mounting, dismounting partitions, etc, etc.
Again, just the terminal commands don't work.
DrHu wrote:The dd command you used is doing exactly what it indicates, wiping the hard drive
..... that really is my point. I can issue the command - The system KNOWS where to go when I give it the
command . . . so WHY would it not LIST the partitions when I ask for them if it KNOWS where they are?