I am running opensuse 10.3 on an HP Pavilion which had an SATA drive preinstalled, and I have added a second drive from my old machine which is standard EIDE. When I did the installation of suse, and since, the OS does not see the second drive at all. It does not appear in the partitioner, Konqueror, system information, or anywhere. This is a known good drive, and there have been no hardware changes since I had it running under Vista. It is listed in the BIOS, and Vista was able to access it (when Vista would actually run
). I have another machine of a similar configuration (sata + ide) and the installer didn't see the IDE drive there either.
Since I have removed Vista from this machine, I now have no way to access the data on that drive. Note
that this drive has never been visible to suse from the time I first put in the installation dvd.