[PLUG] Can't see second hard drive for Linux Mint install

Carlos Konstanski ckonstanski at pippiandcarlos.com
Sat Jan 23 11:22:43 PST 2010


On Sat, 23 Jan 2010, Wayne E. Van Loon Sr. wrote:

> Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 11:17:04 -0800
> From: Wayne E. Van Loon Sr. <wevl at pacifier.com>
> Reply-To: "General Linux/UNIX discussion and help;	civil and on-topic"
>     <plug at lists.pdxlinux.org>
> To: "General Linux/UNIX discussion and help;	civil and on-topic"
>     <plug at lists.pdxlinux.org>
> Subject: Re: [PLUG] Can't see second hard drive for Linux Mint install
> 
> David Kaplan wrote:
>> I've been trying to install Linux Mint 8 on a friends Dell Dimension 8400
>> desktop. It has a 250gb hdd. as sata 0 and the new 320gb hdd is set at sata
>> 1. The BIOS sees both hdds but the Mint installer only sees the first 250gb
>> hdd. Someone told me to turn off the raid setting but there is not way to
>> turn it off in the BIOS. The Mint Forum told me to run on the live CD:
>>
>> $ sudo apt-get remove dmraid
>>
>> sounded like a good idea, but after running it and logging back in to the
>> live CD nothing happened. The installer will only see the first 250gb hdd.
>>
>> Any other ideas?
>>
> Try Slackware? ;-)
> Wayne

But seriously, try booting with Knoppix or Finnix. If either of these
can see the HDD, then Mint is the problem. But if they cannot, then
it's a BIOS-level issue.

Carlos



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