Installing Fedora 9

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Installing Fedora 9

Post by crabineau on Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:04 pm
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I downloaded a copy of Fedora 9 and when i started to install it, on the first cd at the very begining when i choose my language . Then i choose the keyboard language and hit next. thats when it says "Input/Output error when writing to /dev/sda " . im trying to install it on my primary harddrive where windows xp pro is on. I was trying to install Fedora 1st then install XP 2nd. Shouldn't Fedora be writing to /dev/hda instead of "/dev/sda".

Another ? on different subject. on win 98se you had a startup disk so you could format your hard drive. whats the best way to format your hard drive to start fresh so i can dual boot Fedora or Ubuntu with XP.
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Re: Installing Fedora 9

Post by __ASMx86 on Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:48 am
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Well in Linux harddrives are /dev/hd or /dev/sd as you already know.

So, you should have a thought..
What is the diffrence between hd and sd?
HD is IDE :) and SD is ATA

So your first IDE Drive is called: /dev/hda
your second is called: /dev/hdb (Pretty neat ey?)

The same goes for the sd slots

I hope that helps.
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