Other Drives not appearing on Ubuntu 10.10 installation

Asked by Connor Nielsen

I want to install Ubuntu 10.10 to my third HDD, but when I select Specify Partitions Manually, my neither my third or second drives appear-just the primary (/dev/sda/). I cannot install onto this drive because I only have 40gb left on it. I must install it to /dev/sdc1/ but it does not appear on the screen. It appears however in GParted. HELP!!!

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delance (olivier-delance) said :

Be aware that MBR will be installed on first bootable device, i.e. sda, and will replace previous bootloader (e.g. Windows one). You will have MBR on sda and boot folder on sdc. It could be more simple (and simpler is better) to move third disk in first position, either via BIOS or by unplugging/plugging wires of disks.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

40Gb is plenty for Ubuntu, you only need around 6Gb to be comfortable with updates and such. I have a full compiz/gnome desktop with openoffice with ALL the media codecs, java and flash and it only occupys 3Gb of space....

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ajmal_82 (ajmal-82) said :

yeah actionparship is right,but hey why are you messing up three hdds.keep it simple dude

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