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jason_newLinuxMCE

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SATA Hard Drive with SATA PCI Card
« on: January 13, 2010, 05:23:05 am »
I added an SATA PCI card and 1 TB SATA Hard Drive. I also have a DVD drive attached to the new SATA PCI Card.

LinuxMCE does not recognize this new drive.

Do I need to format the drive? If so... exactly how do I do that?

« Last Edit: January 13, 2010, 05:32:39 am by jason_newLinuxMCE »

klanmce

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Re: SATA Hard Drive with SATA PCI Card
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010, 08:43:41 pm »
Quick questions may seem silly.

I am not sure from you issue, is the dvd drive detected?

Can the system see the card (are the drivers installed)?

If you do sudo fdisk -l, do you see the drive listed along with your original drive? May  get here cannot seek /dev/<drive>.
 
if you do in the following ls -d /dev/sd* or ls -lt /dev/sd*(this gives the time also), do you see an additional sd* device or more than one, lets say sda, sdb.


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Re: SATA Hard Drive with SATA PCI Card
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2010, 09:17:25 pm »
I upgraded to 0810 and everything is much clearer to me now.

When I did: fdisk -l, I found there was no partition. I followed some instructions on fdisk and got a partition defined.

All is well now. Thanks for the help.