when installing ubuntu 6.10 lost slave hdw

Asked by ms_shilow on 2007-02-16

Installed latest Ubuntu 6.10 from there sight. After logon I could not find my secondary hdw. Set as slave, The device manager shows its there but I can not access it. Its set as fat32. Please help.
Jeanne

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2007-02-18
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ms_shilow (ms-shilow) said : #1

the slave was working fine in windows. It is a Maxtor 30 gib and nearly new. the device manager shows master and slave have the same settings.
Jeanne

ms_shilow (ms-shilow) said : #2

You can e mail me if you need to. Also I am nearly always on yahoo chat. Thank you bunches

Dave Walker (davewalker) said : #3

Hi Jeane,

In linux (currently) you need to manually 'mount' the hard drives. A tool is in the pipeline to do this automatically, but at the moment we need to do it manually.

It's quite easy, but first can you open a terminal. To do this click Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal.

Then copy and paste in:
sudo fdisk -l

This will ask for a password; you will need to type in the password for your current user.

Can you copy and paste the contents of that window.

Best ms_shilow (ms-shilow) said : #4

Thanks very much. If that should work a zillion hugs!
Jeanne

Dave Walker (davewalker) said : #5

Hi Jeane,

It's not quite solved yet. ;)

I need you to copy and paste "sudo fdisk -l" into the terminal and paste back here what it outputs.

Thanks

ms_shilow (ms-shilow) said : #6

Sorry it took so long to get back but I had to reload ubuntu. Here is what terminal said:

shilow@shilow-desktop:~$ sudo fdisk -1
Password:
fdisk: invalid option -- 1

Usage: fdisk [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK Change partition table
       fdisk -l [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK List partition table(s)
       fdisk -s PARTITION Give partition size(s) in blocks
       fdisk -v Give fdisk version
Here DISK is something like /dev/hdb or /dev/sda
and PARTITION is something like /dev/hda7
-u: give Start and End in sector (instead of cylinder) units
-b 2048: (for certain MO disks) use 2048-byte sectors
shilow@shilow-desktop:~$

I hope you know what this means.
thank you again
Jeanne

daviey <email address hidden> wrote: Your support request #3739 on Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ticket/3739

daviey posted a new comment:
Hi Jeane,

It's not quite solved yet. ;)

I need you to copy and paste "sudo fdisk -l" into the terminal and
paste back here what it outputs.

Thanks

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ms_shilow (ms-shilow) said : #7

Hello,

Sorry it took so long to get back but I had to reload ubuntu. Here is
what terminal said:

shilow@shilow-desktop:~$ sudo fdisk -1
Password:
fdisk: invalid option -- 1

Usage: fdisk [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK Change partition table
       fdisk -l [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK List partition table(s)
       fdisk -s PARTITION Give partition size(s) in blocks
       fdisk -v Give fdisk version
Here DISK is something like /dev/hdb or /dev/sda
and PARTITION is something like /dev/hda7
-u: give Start and End in sector (instead of cylinder) units
-b 2048: (for certain MO disks) use 2048-byte sectors
shilow@shilow-desktop:~$

I hope you know what this means.
thank you again
Jeanne

daviey <email address hidden> wrote: Your support request #3739 on Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ticket/3739

daviey posted a new comment:
Hi Jeane,

It's not quite solved yet. ;)

I need you to copy and paste "sudo fdisk -l" into the terminal and
paste back here what it outputs.

Thanks

---------------------------------
 Here’s a new way to find what you're looking for - Yahoo! Answers