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  • "Gorgoroth" started this thread

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Saturday, August 27th 2005, 4:49pm

SATA disk invisible

I have untill yesterday been a really good windows-user, but since there always seem to be a hard battle to keep those viruses and hackers and keyloggers away, i have now changed to SuSE Linux.

There are just one major problem, i just don't can get around.
When i first installed suse, there was absolutely no problem with the system, and the installation went just fine. But when i booted up, i found out that all my previous windows-programs and maps was left on the harddrive, and that Suse just had made new directorys to it self.
Even my 120GB Sata-drive was usable, even though it was formatted in NTFS.
But after just 3 hours of fiddling around, mostly just surfing the web and getting aquainted with the various menus ad utilities, suddenly the screen went black and the system shut down without even a logoff-screen, just BAM POFF.

So i figured i maght should have to remove everything on the drive and reinstall. So, as i don't know anything about the formatting utilities in linux, i put the XP-disk in the drive and used it's repair-utilities to clean out the drive. After that, rebooted the system, and had Suse do the fylly automated install again.

And after this i found out that there are no longer a SATA-drive available.
All my 90GB of games, music and movies seem to be gone. Or at least not usable in linux.

If someone has a solution for this, please, please, please. HELP