View Full Version : [SOLVED] Can't install xubunt on my 320gb seagate hard drive.

January 28th, 2014, 12:23 AM
I am trying to install xubuntu 13.10. everytime I get to the part where i chose where to install it my harddrive dosen't show up. I can't do a fresh install of windows on the drive with out any issuses. Smart data from the drive says there are no problems. I tired using ubuntu 13.10 same thing. I also have two other drives that give me the same issuse. All 3 drives are seagate 320gb and were at one point part of a raid 5. I have tired reformating with gpart. I don't know what else to try and google isn't being helpful. Anyone with any ideas.

January 28th, 2014, 02:59 AM
Something that will give us a great wealth of information will be generating a boot-info URL.


Then post the URL here.


January 28th, 2014, 07:38 PM
Thanks for your reponding here is the URL


January 28th, 2014, 08:42 PM
It looks like Boot-Repair could not mount drives either.

You mentioned RAID. If drives were RAID they still have RAID meta-data on them and only RAID tools may work.

If now using as individual drives you need to remove RAID meta-data.

Presence1960 on remove old raid setting from HD
sudo dmraid -E -r /dev/sda
sudo dmraid -E -r /dev/sdb
sudo dmraid -E -r /dev/sdc
Also check BIOS for raid settings

Bucky Ball
January 28th, 2014, 08:48 PM
Thread moved to Installation & Upgrades.

You might have more luck here.

January 28th, 2014, 11:51 PM
Thanks Oldfred that did the trick.