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Old 08-24-2006, 08:50 PM   #1
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Ubuntu/XP - Not able to recognize hard drive after installation

I have a 160 GB hard drive that i use to use when backing up my files i would like put them on that hard drive. it was connected through EIDE. This was before i did ubuntu, it was xp. But now after i started dualbooting i installed XP and then Ubuntu. neither of them can recognize the hard drive anymore. the bios said its a hard drive 1 failure.....BUT when i put it in my other computer. it reads it just fine . so im backing it up now. and im hoping there is a way to make it work. if so please tell me. thanks
Old 08-25-2006, 05:21 PM   #2
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make sure the pins on the back of the hard drive are correct. they should be setup so the drive is a master not a slave.
Old 08-26-2006, 09:57 AM   #3
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Hey, i have a dell. the dell manual said something like always keep it on cable select. The bios wont even let me boot the second hard drive. It says that its a failure, and thats before i get to boot linux. so even if linux needed them to be a master, the bios wont let me boot the second hard drive. so i assume its a bios problem.
Old 08-28-2006, 08:19 AM   #4
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Do try it anyway. In my own box I had settings
  • master
  • slave
  • cable select
  • unused
Was really slave but worked only with unused


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