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    cant find harddrives

    hello, i am brand new to ubuntu. i installed it with vista already installed. i cant find access to any of my harddrives except my external. it doesnt show the drive it was installed on either. any help would be much appreciated.

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    Re: cant find harddrives

    Quote Originally Posted by relaxedcrazyman View Post
    hello, i am brand new to ubuntu. i installed it with vista already installed. i cant find access to any of my harddrives except my external. it doesnt show the drive it was installed on either. any help would be much appreciated.
    In Ubuntu, go to Places, Computer, Filesystem. This will be your Ubuntu partition (assuming you placed /root, /boot, and /home in a single partition). If you don't see any other partitions e.g. "100 GB Media", we can help you mount them so they show up in Nautilus.

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    Re: cant find harddrives

    Quote Originally Posted by oldos2er View Post
    In Ubuntu, go to Places, Computer, Filesystem. This will be your Ubuntu partition (assuming you placed /root, /boot, and /home in a single partition). If you don't see any other partitions e.g. "100 GB Media", we can help you mount them so they show up in Nautilus.
    There are no other partitions. i wanted it so that the files that i transfer over on cd or dvd can be saved on my other internal harddrive which have a lot more space available.

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    Re: cant find harddrives

    Get Gparted Live CD and post a screenshot:
    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php
    Burn to disk and boot from it.

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    Re: cant find harddrives

    Quote Originally Posted by Pumalite View Post
    Get Gparted Live CD and post a screenshot:
    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php
    Burn to disk and boot from it.
    my friend had showed me this earlier, but could not make sense of it...
    this is the drive ubuntu is installed on...



    this is the drive i want to use for saving files and stuff. but i dont want to erase what is already on it

    Last edited by relaxedcrazyman; June 5th, 2008 at 03:29 AM.

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    Re: cant find harddrives

    Your first picture shows only Windows. Your second drive appears empty. Ubuntu is nowhere to be seen.

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    Re: cant find harddrives

    Quote Originally Posted by Pumalite View Post
    Your first picture shows only Windows. Your second drive appears empty. Ubuntu is nowhere to be seen.
    that is how new i am to all of this, what should i do to present information you can use.

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    Re: cant find harddrives

    Use the Gparted Live CD ande not the gparted that comes with Ubuntu. Post a new screenshot.

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    Re: cant find harddrives

    Quote Originally Posted by Pumalite View Post
    Use the Gparted Live CD ande not the gparted that comes with Ubuntu. Post a new screenshot.
    When i booted from the disc i didnt know what to do, but this is what the screen said:

    GNU GRUB version 0.97 (639k lower/3404388k upper memory)

    then there was a command prompt, no idea what to enter...


    EDIT: i downloaded a earlier version of it and it worked. i took a screenshot, but when i started up ubuntu again, i could not find the screenshot in the 'root' directory.
    Last edited by relaxedcrazyman; June 5th, 2008 at 08:38 PM.

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    Re: cant find harddrives

    Try version Gparted-Live-0.3.7-2.iso
    At the boot prompt; press 'Enter'

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