+ 0 Votes if HDD 1 has no files . . . Who Am I Really 1 year ago and is just empty partitions delete them so you have an unallocated HDD and let the nix installer create the partitions at installation time + 0 Votes On A Raid Controller/card? adminmichael 1 year ago 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. + 1 Votes if the installer can't see the HDD at all Who Am I Really 1 year ago 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 + 1 Votes At a guess I would say OH Smeg 1 year ago 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 + 0 Votes On A Raid Controller/card? adminmichael 1 year ago 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.