Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-24-2005, 06:19 AM   #1
Daemon Poster
 
Natalya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,176
Default Linux wont detect 2nd HDD

heys guy!

well just like the title says, linux wont detect my 2nd HDD. i installed fedore core 4 today on a spare pc i had at home just for the sake of it. This pc has 2 HDDs. The 1st one had windows on it, the 2nd on purely for all my media files. I overwrote my windows with linux, and when i look for my 2nd HDD in 'computer' i cant find it.

any suggestions as to why its doing this?

thanx so much

Nat
__________________

__________________
IBM - Idiots Become Managers
Natalya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2005, 06:51 AM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,275
Send a message via ICQ to DJ Stephen Send a message via AIM to DJ Stephen Send a message via MSN to DJ Stephen Send a message via Yahoo to DJ Stephen
Default Re: Linux wont detect 2nd HDD

This is a hard one, does windows detect the drive, and is it all setup in the bios and everything. Also how is the drive connected to the computer? Sata or ide? Becuase the version of linux you are running may not currently support sata. Get back to me with those answers and ill have another look for you,

If i helped rep point please.

Steve
__________________

DJ Stephen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2005, 07:17 AM   #3
Daemon Poster
 
Natalya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,176
Default Re: Linux wont detect 2nd HDD

windows detected it with no problem. Its conected via IDE, primary slave. and i can see it in the bios. nothing has changed since i had windows on the machine.

thanx for trying to help me =)
__________________
IBM - Idiots Become Managers
Natalya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2005, 07:19 AM   #4
Golden Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,091
Default Re: Linux wont detect 2nd HDD

Go to System tools in Linux. Select HDD management. Now, Looc for something like hdb. format it and your second HDD is good to go
lhuser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2005, 07:29 AM   #5
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,275
Send a message via ICQ to DJ Stephen Send a message via AIM to DJ Stephen Send a message via MSN to DJ Stephen Send a message via Yahoo to DJ Stephen
Default Re: Linux wont detect 2nd HDD

Hey, that was what i was looking up becuase i have never used linux before except once on my laptop, that was a crap one to.
DJ Stephen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2005, 07:33 AM   #6
Daemon Poster
 
Natalya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,176
Default Re: Linux wont detect 2nd HDD

but i dont want to format it! it has all my media on it! is there no other way ?!?!? =S
__________________
IBM - Idiots Become Managers
Natalya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2005, 07:46 AM   #7
Fully Optimized
 
Dishdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,801
Default Re: Linux wont detect 2nd HDD

You were using XP right, if so:
The pronlem is that the and HDD is formated in NTFS. Linux can't detect that format. it would be the same way if you had windows and a Linux formated(don't know the kind of format) as a 2nd HDD. Windows wouldn't detect the 2nd HDD.

What you need to do is backup those files and format in whatever extension Linux needs. I don't think you can convert the kind of format without deleting everything on it, but there might be a way that i don't know about.
__________________
CPU-Intel Pentium 4 630 3.0Ghz / 2MB Cache ~~OS Windows XP SP2
MOBO-Gigabyte 8I915P Duo Pro Intel Socket 775 (PCI-E)~~HDD-Western Digital 160GB(SATA)
PSU-Aspire 500W ATX~~RAM-1GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (512x2 Dual Channel)
GPU-MSI GeForce 6600 GT(PCI Express)~~Monitor Viewsonic VA902B 19" 8ms~~ ATI TV Wonder Pro (TV Tuner)
~~Still to come~~: eVGA e-GeForce 7800 GT
Dishdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2005, 07:48 AM   #8
Golden Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,091
Default Re: Linux wont detect 2nd HDD

NTFS+Linux= No go There is no way unless buring to a CD
lhuser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2005, 04:35 PM   #9
In Runtime
 
TheEdge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 134
Default Re: Linux wont detect 2nd HDD

have a look in /mnt/ to see if your 2nd hdd is there and then if it is you will have to burn all the files to cd/dvd and then reformat it. Linux can read NTFS but not write to it
__________________
Hard work has a future, laziness pays off now. ;)
TheEdge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2005, 05:31 PM   #10
In Runtime
 
eViLoNe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 126
Default Re: Linux wont detect 2nd HDD

You CAN mount that HDD in linux, BUT, its quite dodgy as you have to use wide open umodes, but if you know that the HDD's dev device address is, mount /dev/hdXX -o umask=000 /mnt/media .. Has worked for me in the past, aslong as NTFS support is either loaded via modules or compiled into the linux kernel.
__________________

__________________
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz | Asustek P5K | 2x 1GB DDR2-800 Dual Channel | 3x Seagate 320GB 7200.10 SATA2 (16mb cache) | NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT | 19 Philips 190S7FB LCD (1280x1024) | 600W Enermax
eViLoNe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0