Originally Posted by fastzip2003
Hello,thank you for the quick response. The version of ubuntu I installed is 22.214.171.124 Kernel 2.6.24-22-generic. The video card I run is a Radeon X1300 series. Would you be able to tell me how to edit my xorg.conf? Ive started in runlevel 3/single-user mode but I don't know what to do to bring the settings back into spec. Also do I roll the video driver back in my windows OS? Would wiping my added hard drive and starting over be a better option to keeping my new hard drive were Windows will recognize it? Thank you so much for all your help.
Windows is not going to recognise that drive if you use it to install linux and use the entire drive. While Linux can access Windows partitions, Windows cannot access Linux partitions. There are a few programs that will allow access to Linux filesystems from within Windows, but I have not used them and cannot comment on the reliability or safety of such programs.
You shouldn't have to do anything with your drivers in Windows, Linux hasn't touched them, nor does it use the Windows drivers.
One question is what size is the 2nd hard drive you got? Do you know what a partition is? If you still want to use that drive in Windows, you can. Say the new drive is 160 GB. When you install Linux, you can tell it to, for example, take 58 GB for the / partition and 2 GB for the swap partition. That would mean Linux is using 60 GB of that drive. In Windows, that drive would show up (as long as you format the partition) as a 100 GB F drive. Windows can use the 100 GB while Linux is stored in 60 GB that Windows cannot see.
When and if you do reinstall Ubunutu, make sure you enable the drivers for your video card. You can go to System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers to enable any proprietary drivers that Ubuntu finds for your hardware.