Check the and verify storage media on the system. There is several ways in order to do this,
Example 01 :-
1. Enter the CMOS settings by pressing the DEL button or any other key that will allow user to enter the CMOS program.
2. Then, find any option which is related to hardware configuration. Normally, this will be displayed on the first screen upon entering the CMOS setting.
3. Check whether the hard disk drive is in the computer or not. If the screen doesn’t display the hard disk, refresh the properties so that it will try to detect new changes.
4. After determining that the hard disk exists, exit the CMOS setting and save changes made on the system.
Example 02 :-
To verify the existence of the IDE disk on the system, type ‘dmesg ¦ grep ^hd’ command at prompt to check installed hard disk. The ‘dmesg’ is program that used help users to print out the bootup messages and grep program is used to display only line that begins with ‘hd’ character.
[root@fedora ~]# dmesg ¦ grep ^hd
hda: MAXTOR 6L020J1, ATA DISK drive
hdc: WDC WD400BB-00FRA0, ATA DISK drive
hdd: ATAPI-CD ROM-DRIVE-50MAX, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hda: max request size: 128KiB
hda: 40132503 sectors (20547 MB) w/1819KiB Cache, CHS=39813/16/63, UDMA(100)
hda: cache flushes supported
hdc: max request size: 1024KiB
hdc: 78165360 sectors (40020 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=16383/255/63, UDMA(100)
hdc: cache flushes supported
hdd: ATAPI 50X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache, UDMA(33)
The output from command above, we can verify that the system have two hard disk install in the system the ‘hda: MAXTOR 6L020J1, ATA DISK drive’ and ‘hdc: WDC WD400BB-00FRA0, ATA DISK drive’ and one CD-ROM drive ‘hdd: ATAPI-CD ROM-DRIVE-50MAX, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive’
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