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Drive partitions not seen for installation

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Drive partitions not seen for installation

jjbbg25
My computer has two hard drives at 232GB each. Windows disk manager shows them as Disk 0, which I use for Windows XP, and has six partitions. This drive seems to be working properly and I haven't had any problems.
The second drive, shown as Disk 1, has two primary partitions which I creaded in Gparted using its live CD. Problem is when I try to install Ubuntu, or any other Linux distro, when I get as far as the partitioning step in the installation, nothing on this drive is seen by the installer. Is there anything I can do to have this drive detected by the installer?
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    Who Am I Really

    and is just empty partitions

    delete them so you have an unallocated HDD
    and let the nix installer create the partitions at installation time

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    jjbbg25

    Thanks much for the quick reply. Did as you suggested but it's still the same result. I'll keep looking and trying.

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    jjbbg25

    Here's a bit more to throw into the confusion pot. When nothing seemed to work I rummaged through my unsorted pile of disks and found one for Ubuntu 9.04. Booting from that disk I started the installation. And there it was, at step 3 - the partitioning table. I was able to partition the drive the way I wanted it and the install completed with no problem. Why the newer versions of Ubuntu doesn't come up with the partitioning table is still a puzzle to me. The disks I'm using were also used to install their versions on another computer with no problem.
    Will keep you updated on this mystery.

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    Who Am I Really

    then it's a cabling or BIOS setting problem

    for E-IDE not all systems support booting from a Disk located on the slave connector of either primary or secondary channels

    for SATA not all ports are considered as bootable in some BIOS versions

    for a SATA: system disconnect all HDDs except the one you want to install onto
    then connect it to SATA Port 0

    for EIDE: disconnect all other HDDs and connect the HDD you want to install to on the primary master connector
    connect the CD/DVD drive to the secondary Master connector

    boot the system, enter the BIOS and check the settings for the HDD

    if all looks OK
    exit BIOS insert nix install CD/DVD and attempt the install

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    OH Smeg

    That the Partitions you created are NTFS Partitions which the Linux Installer can not use. Linux uses a different File Table and you can not install any form of Nix onto a NTFS Partition. You need to delete the partitions and use the Linux Partitioning Tool to make the necessary Partitions for you to install into.

    Remember most Nixes create 3 Partitions to install the OS and Software on the Disc unlike the Windows which installs into one.

    That is of course if I am reading your question as you intended that you can see the partitions but not format or install any form of Linux to them.

    Col

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    adminmichael

    Sometimes if you dont see you hard drives it could be becuase if the hard drives are connected to a raid card then you might need to get the drivers for that.

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    Who Am I Really

    and is just empty partitions

    delete them so you have an unallocated HDD
    and let the nix installer create the partitions at installation time

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    jjbbg25

    Thanks much for the quick reply. Did as you suggested but it's still the same result. I'll keep looking and trying.

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    jjbbg25

    Here's a bit more to throw into the confusion pot. When nothing seemed to work I rummaged through my unsorted pile of disks and found one for Ubuntu 9.04. Booting from that disk I started the installation. And there it was, at step 3 - the partitioning table. I was able to partition the drive the way I wanted it and the install completed with no problem. Why the newer versions of Ubuntu doesn't come up with the partitioning table is still a puzzle to me. The disks I'm using were also used to install their versions on another computer with no problem.
    Will keep you updated on this mystery.

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    Who Am I Really

    then it's a cabling or BIOS setting problem

    for E-IDE not all systems support booting from a Disk located on the slave connector of either primary or secondary channels

    for SATA not all ports are considered as bootable in some BIOS versions

    for a SATA: system disconnect all HDDs except the one you want to install onto
    then connect it to SATA Port 0

    for EIDE: disconnect all other HDDs and connect the HDD you want to install to on the primary master connector
    connect the CD/DVD drive to the secondary Master connector

    boot the system, enter the BIOS and check the settings for the HDD

    if all looks OK
    exit BIOS insert nix install CD/DVD and attempt the install

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    OH Smeg

    That the Partitions you created are NTFS Partitions which the Linux Installer can not use. Linux uses a different File Table and you can not install any form of Nix onto a NTFS Partition. You need to delete the partitions and use the Linux Partitioning Tool to make the necessary Partitions for you to install into.

    Remember most Nixes create 3 Partitions to install the OS and Software on the Disc unlike the Windows which installs into one.

    That is of course if I am reading your question as you intended that you can see the partitions but not format or install any form of Linux to them.

    Col

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    adminmichael

    Sometimes if you dont see you hard drives it could be becuase if the hard drives are connected to a raid card then you might need to get the drivers for that.