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Bios doesn't see hard drive after Linux Mint 13 install


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#1 1busybee

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 10:15 PM

Replaced XP with Linux Mint 13 on a Dell laptop hard drive by bootable USB. 

 

Linux Mint 13 is installed on the hard drive (on its own partition) but BIOS doesn't recognize hard drive and won't boot without the USB.

 

BIOS only recognizes

 

1. USB Storage Device and

 

2. CD/DVD...  

 

I'd like Linux to boot from the hard drive.

 

Please advise.  Thanks.  


Edited by 1busybee, 14 July 2015 - 10:30 PM.


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#2 DeimosChaos

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 10:33 PM

Hi 1busybee!
Can you boot from the flash drive and run the following in a terminal:

sudo parted -l

We'll see if that picks up your internal drive.

Edited by DeimosChaos, 14 July 2015 - 10:34 PM.

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#3 1busybee

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 10:42 PM

Thank you DeimosChaos.

 

Figured it out after 2 days.

 

Ancient BIOS - just had to follow directions. 

 

Now having another problem!  I will post in another topic.



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Posted 14 July 2015 - 10:51 PM

Wait you just posted this, but you figured it out after two days?? Confused here... lol

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 11:15 PM

Had someone helping me since the weekend. 

 

Problem solved. 

 

Thank you.






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