View Full Version : [xubuntu] can't access hard drive

April 12th, 2010, 02:24 PM
I have a computer with 3 hard drives, (2 external and 1 internal), I can access the internal drive with linux on it and the external drive, but not the other internal drive, which has a windows install on it. The internal that i can't acess is an NTFS, but so is the external drive that I can, so I don't think it's a driver error.

I know that exactly what kind of drive it is, is relevant, but i'm not sure about that, because the sticker on it has paritlly worn off, i do know that is a parallel ATA though.

Also if I switch the master/slave configuration then when the windows boots it gets stuck at the login screen, where if i try to load one of the users it does "loading settings" flashes the desktop, then goes directly to "saving settings".

So while it's possible that the boot partion on that drive is partly corrupt, I think that the fact that windows can almost boot from it makes it improbable that that would completely stop linux from seeing it.

what should i do to access the files on it?