Hard drive not visible on "My Computer" window in XP

Asked by fcorm6 on 2010-05-23

Hi, I am running XP Pro - on a Dell Vostro 1710 - dual internal hard drives. After installing Ubuntu on the second drive, I do not see this drive when I open "My Computer" window. Its as if its not there. The BIOS sees it!

So unistalled and partitioned the second drive, where I want to try again to install Ubuntu. But will my partition disappear from the "My Computer" window?...if so, is there a fix to this?...I heard its because of the ext2 and ext3 file system used by Ubuntu...ok but can it be solved and how?

Thanks for any help.

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Ed (classicmacintosh) said : #1

I believe there is a solution to your problem - if you install EXT2 IFS (from here http://www.fs-driver.org/download.html ) and follow the installers instructions you should gain access to Ubuntu's drive.

If you can't get it to work then: http://www.fs-driver.org/faq.html#conf_drv_ltr

If you need any further help then just reply / add a comment below.

fcorm6 (fcorredor) said : #2

Much appreciated....any idea if its better to install this program first or Ubuntu first...thank you.

Ed (classicmacintosh) said : #3

It is not important which you install first (according to the developers and common logic) but in reality I have had more success if I install the driver after Ubuntu.

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