First I must say I'm *totally* new to Linux and Ubuntu.
I installed Ubuntu Server 10.04.4 (only: no other OS) on a Pentium 4 machine. I intend to use it as file server, but occasionnally as a PC - so I also installed the graphical interface (Gnome).
I can see the 2 small HDD which were present at installation.
However, being an old machine, I added a PCI card (PATA) so to be able to add 2 large HDD eventually. (Card is: Sabrent, 4-port SATA PCI Host Controller with RAID function, but I do not intend to use RAID function for now). Oh and I also replaced the Power supply so I could have power through SATA cables.
While I see the card appearing in the disk utility, I do not see any HDD that I attach to it. I tried both the external connectors and the internal connectors. Don't see it in the Mount Manager either. And... must now add I do not see it in BIOS either....
EDIT: One more factor, if this can rings a bell: prior to install Ubuntu, I physically removed the HDD that contained Windows XP. It was (also) an IDE drive as the two being seen. Was probably 'master' ??... Could this explain something here (why I can't see new drives in BIOS) ?
Both drives I tried are NTFS. I installed NTFS Configuration Tool also. One of the drives I tried is 1 TB, the other was only 160 GB. The disks are 'physically' working (I can sense it).
What am I missing?
Motherboard: Asus P4B533
Pentium 4, 1.6 Ghz, 2GB memory
Graphic card: Matrox Millenium G450 AGP
OS: Ubuntu Server 10.04.4 with Gnome interface
MORE after hours of struggling with it.
I have tried the following:
- disconnected HDD that contains OS. Of course hanged at boot-up but here's the info:
Detecting Primary Master : none
Detecting Primary Slave: DVD-RW...
Detecting Secondary Master: none
Detecting Secondary slave: WDC ....
Secondary Slave drive fails
So no sign here yet from my newly connected drive on the SATA PCI card.
Then I tried to simply remove jumpers from both IDE drives... And nothing boot.
Tried to put the one on the drive containing OS only, not the other IDE drive - still impossible to boot.
So I put both back in place as they were initially. Have no additional idea what to do with it really...
In BIOS all drives are set to 'Auto'