system fails to reconize an added second hard drive

Asked by kf4wbs on 2007-05-11

i have 2 smaller sized hard drives i have installed ubuntu on both of them they are both formated for linux the desktop does not see the second drive the device manager see s both drives i want to use one of them as a slave for storeage how do i get to somewhere that will allow me to reformat or repartition the second drive do i need to reinstall the entire system in order to add a second drive ??

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2007-09-05
Markus Thielmann (thielmann) said : #1

Thanks for your question.

In order to help you with this issue, we need a few more information:

Please open a console ("Applications->Accessories->Terminal"), paste the following commands and provide us the output:

1) sudo fdisk -l # (will ask for your password)
2) cat /etc/fstab

Pompom0551 (pjstegmaier) said : #2

Markus, I'm having the same proplem with my second old drive. Only it is in Windows XP and I'm trying to access info off it to use with my new drive. Just personal stuff that I want to keep only. How do I find my old drive and put it on the desktop for use?? I followed the help that you listed above, please see the following. Thanks.

Pamela

pam@pam-desktop:~$ sudo fdisk -l # (will ask for your password)
Password:

Disk /dev/sda: 82.3 GB, 82348277760 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10011 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 9637 77409171 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 9638 10011 3004155 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 9638 10011 3004123+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/hdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 1 4 32098+ de Dell Utility
/dev/hdb2 * 5 9729 78116062+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
pam@pam-desktop:~$

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