[ltp] A30 and diskdrives

Rob Mayoff linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
19 Jan 2004 00:55:07 -0600

+---------- On Jan 18, Brian Beattie said:
| I picked up an Hitachi Travelstar DK23EA-30, This drive is not
| recognized by Linux as being present, and as far as I can tell the
| recovery CD can't see it either.  I'm not sure if I have a dud.  Before
| I try to return/replace it, I was wondering if anybody had any clues.

The logical next test would be to attach it to another computer. If
you don't have access to another notebook, you can probably pick up
the necessary cable for a few bucks that will let you attach it to a
standard IDE interface. (I have one of these and it's come in handy
several times.)