D drive not detected: Ubuntu

Asked by Spencer Briere on 2011-10-12

So, only my C drive is available to apply anything on. My D drive is not even visible I know I have one as I've had this computer for years but have only resently decided to install Ubuntu on it. What can I do to make my D drive accessible and usable?

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Have you used wubi to install Ubuntu?

The dumb drive letters Windows uses are meaningless in Linux. They aren't even drives. They are partitions, even if they are on separate drives and each takes up 100% of the space on each. If you had a single physical drive and made 2 NTFS partitions, Windows would give a 'C drive' and a 'D drive' which is incorrect, there is only one drive, with 2 partitions.

marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #2

in the file manager, click through each of the partitions (e.g. home, documents, downloads, etc) and you will find your "D:" drive. as actionparsnip indicated, linux does not use drive letters, rather partition names. it's a more consistent and better system than windoze's drive naming convention.

delance (olivier-delance) said : #3

If previous explanations are not enough, could you provide:
1) partition table https://answers.launchpad.net/grub/+faqs
2) file /etc/fstab

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