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jlconferido 06-24-2007 08:29 PM

NTFS Configuration Tool Can Not Detect SATA drive in NTFS format
Hi. I just upgraded my PC because my motherboard suddenly stopped working and I replaced it with a new one that has a new socket. Here are the specs of my PC:

AMD 3600 x2 AM2
Asrock NF5-VSTA
1GB DDR2-667
7600 GS VC
80 GB SATA- Ubuntu Feisty Fawn
250 GB SATA- Windows XP

When I was still using my old mainboard which is a DFI, I can mount the XP HD without any fuss at all, but now, it seems that it can not detect my XP SATA HD at all because when I click on the NTFS Configuration Tool, I can not configure the XP SATA drive. What could be the problem? Is the chipset not compatible with NTFS Configuration Tool or the generic SATA controller of my new motherboard. Is there a way around this? What should I do? Thanks.

saikee 06-25-2007 01:40 PM

You have two Sata right?

You are complaining XP Sata wasn't read so the other is presumably OK. Therefore there is nothing wrong with the chipset.

One of my PC has a older Asrock NT4 mobo and it run 5 disks, 2 of which are Sata, all the way to 500Gb.

A Mobo doesn't give a toss of what the filing systems are inside a hard disk. It is the operating system that has to handle it.

jlconferido 06-28-2007 08:44 AM

So how do I make this work?

saikee 06-28-2007 09:41 AM

Show us the terminal command of the output of

sudo fdisk -l

jlconferido 06-28-2007 09:39 PM

Thanks for replying. When I was using DFI I did not have any problems with NTFS Configuration Tool. Only when I used Asrock did I encounter that Ubuntu did not detect the other SATA drive that I have for my XP. Here is the fdisk output:

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 6687 53713296 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 6688 9729 24434865 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 6688 9483 22458838+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 9484 9729 1975963+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

jschiwal 06-28-2007 10:42 PM

Look at your boot messages. Is a /dev/sdb detected. Does the bios see the drive. If not check the cable and power.

saikee 06-29-2007 01:56 AM

The larger Sata is not reported by Linux so there could be something wrong there.

One possibility is a bad connection and the other could be the 250Gb Sata is a Sata II, capable of transfer rate double the Sata I, that the mobo doesn't support (the mobo has to be pretty old for this case).

The other check you can conduct is to look at the bios setting. Modern bios allows you to select any disk to boot first. If you can't see it in the bios page then hardware wise the disk is not there.

jlconferido 06-30-2007 07:07 PM

My mainboard is a new one and it supports SATA 2. I did not have any problems with my board before.

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