Mysterious Hard Drive

Jones, Scott (GE Money, consultant) Scott.1Jones at
Mon Mar 16 14:49:34 MDT 2009


Yes, the BIOS sees each drive, listing the drive Model Number, size, all
that information accurately. If I boot with a live cd, and run gparted,
gparted will show the geometry etc.. All the data about the hard drive,
plus the partitions currently on the drive, on each drive. I have just
one drive in right now, want to get one going at a time, and I will
recheck the cable connections when I am back at my home desk. The cables
are all new and have all worked fine until a week or two ago, when I
decided to 'improve' things, causing my current mess. 

Thanks for the reminders. I am going to try Nicholas' hdparm -I
suggestion too, and then report on that response. 


>-----Original Message-----
>From: plug-bounces at [mailto:plug-bounces at] On 
>Behalf Of Sasha Pachev
>Sent: Monday, March 16, 2009 2:45 PM
>To: plug at
>Subject: Re: Mysterious Hard Drive
>Does BIOS see the drive at all or is there other evidence that 
>it has been properly connected and powered and that your cable is OK?
>I do not think I ever connected an HDD without either 
>forgetting to power it, or not pushing the cable connectors in 
>all the way the first time around.
>Sasha Pachev
>AskSasha Linux Consulting

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