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Dr. GoS
January 3rd, 2009, 01:07 AM
I have an external hard drive that Ubuntu (running on a live CD) will detect, and can use but won't install to. I have tried the make live USB feature as well as regular installation. The hard drive (160 gigs) doesn't show up on either (the live USB is telling me to insert a USB drive and the install menu is just showing my laptop's hard drive). Can anyone help me?

January 3rd, 2009, 01:42 AM
Use Partition Editor first. Wipe it clean and format it.

Dr. GoS
January 3rd, 2009, 01:57 AM
I did that, still nothing.

Dr. GoS
January 4th, 2009, 06:34 PM
I've seen other people do this, so I'll try it too: bump.

January 4th, 2009, 06:43 PM

Dr. GoS
January 4th, 2009, 06:52 PM
I tried what he did, but I am having different problems. It's detected by the OS and by the partEd, but the install menus won't display it as an option.

January 5th, 2009, 02:22 AM
I'm having exact the same problem. If there is no way around it, I guess I'll try the alternate CD.