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Old 07-04-2006, 10:05 AM   #1
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Wink Ubuntu install 2nd hardrive. How do i proceed?

Ubuntu install 2nd hardrive. How do i proceed? I have the master hardrive and now i just want to install the 2nd hardrive , will it recognise it as a slave or do i have to do something else to make it work .

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do you have it connected with the IDE cable yet? YOu need to open case and find the ribbon cable. it should have another connector on it for the slave drive. Connect here and also connect the power. Then you need to go into bios and set the primary slave drive to auto so that it can be detected. Next you need to partition it with something like fdisk or cfdisk. the drive will be named /dev/hdb probably and your partition will be something like /dev/hdb1. Then finally mount the harddrive with 'mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/dev/hdb1'
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I do not understand the question and therefor doubt if the one answer is going to be useful.
Is Linux installed on the 2nd drive?
If yes, did you install a bootloader? What did you do after the install--eg remove the drive? What else?

If Linux is not installed, then put the drive in the computer and boot from the install CD. It will give you the option of using either drive.

In any event, you do not need to "mount" one of the drives to install or use Linux along with XP.
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let me explain better Linux is installed on the masterhardrive...

let me explain better Linux is installed on the masterhardrive now i want to add another hardrive as a slave hardrive because i have linux on the 1st drive so what do i have to do to make linux recognize my slave hard rive........thanks guys
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You'll need to partition it and then format the partition(s) with whatever filesystem(s) you want to use.
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TO recongnize , you mean you want to access that drive from linux? ..if thats the thing then these might help

if you say linux is NOT detecting your second drive, make sure it is actually not detecting by using
fdisk -l
and paste its result here


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