still trying to figure this problem out, I had repartioned the drive by partition magic in XP machine hoping that i would see some changes in kubuntu readingthe drive but to no avail;
in addition to the errors I have mentioned previously I am also getting a "can't read superblock"
I took a look at the I/O Ports and noticed 2 I/O ranges used by ide0 is this normal or do i have to modify something, below is the part off the output;
just found another,
i could be doing something wrong so if someone can give me instructions from the start, the external drive is empty of data so i am for experimenting, the internal is not however..