I set up a web/file server by retrofitting a Dell Optiplex 170L desktop (Pentium 4 processor, 2gig DDR ram) with Ubuntu Server 12.04. This is not a dual boot, just Linux.
I wanted to expand my disk space and use a second hard drive to store files for a samba share. The machine had an 80G IDE Seagate internal hard drive installed at the factory. I was able to find some specs from dell by searching google which said that two hard drives could be run simultaneously as long as one has IDE and the other has a SATA interface. So, I purchased a 2TB western digital 7200rpm SATA interface hard drive, along with a SATA data cable and SATA power converter cable. I found the SATA connection labeled on the motherboard, and installed the addition hard drive. When I plugged everything back in and turned the power on, the grub menu appeared. I chose the top option (it seemed like it basically said boot up as usual). I logged in then typed sudo fdisk -l. /dev/sda shows up as an 80G physical volume, and all of my logical volumes are listed as well (/dev/mapper/...), but I see no sdb with 2TB. If I can't see it, I can't format it, mount it, and add it to fstab. Can someone help? Did I miss something? I tried to do all of my homework on this to make sure I used compatible hardware.
Here is a link to the user manual for the Dell Optiplex 170L I'm working with http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...g/smtabout.htm