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y2jeff
December 7th, 2008, 12:06 AM
Hi guys, im a total noob and i appreciate all the help i can get.

im running 8.10 and Im having trouble finding my IDE hard drive. I have 1xsata drive with windows on it, as well as a dvd drive and IDE hard drive on the same cable.

Ubuntu can recognise my main sata hard drive with windows on it, but it cant recognise the IDE (with no OS installed), HOWEVER this is the hard drive where ubuntu was installed, and currently running from. this is my sudo fdisk -l output:

sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xe965e965

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 60800 488375968+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xef4ed781

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb2 * 2 60801 488376000 5 Extended
/dev/sdb5 2 60801 488375968+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
root@ubuntu:/home/luke#


anyone have any ideas on what i should try?

adaptr
December 7th, 2008, 12:10 AM
It lists two drives, and you say you have one SATA drive; it follows that one of them is the IDE drive.
Since Ubuntu boots from it, it's the first one.

y2jeff
December 7th, 2008, 12:14 AM
It lists two drives, and you say you have one SATA drive; it follows that one of them is the IDE drive.
Since Ubuntu boots from it, it's the first one.
yet it doesnt appear in the computer file browser like the other hard drive. how can i mount it?