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haputanlas

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Second Hard Drive Not Detected
« on: January 06, 2008, 04:36:37 am »
I have a second internal SATA hard drive that I have installed on this system. LinuxMCE and the KDE desktop cannot find it though. If I use a LiveCD I can see it as /dev/sdb, however LinuxMCE does not see /dev/sdb at all. It's very weird that nothing I do can see it at all.


Any ideas?


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Re: Second Hard Drive Not Detected
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2008, 04:43:54 am »
Maybe you still need to partition and/or format it? 
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Re: Second Hard Drive Not Detected
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2008, 04:47:11 am »
I've already formatted and partitioned as EXT2. As I mentioned before, the LinuxMCE system doesn't detect the actual /dev/sdb device. It doesn't show up in anything.

I had to use a Linux LiveCD to Format and Partition.


Thanks for the quick reply.

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Re: Second Hard Drive Not Detected
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2008, 04:51:27 am »
any other ideas? :)

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Re: Second Hard Drive Not Detected
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2008, 07:33:09 am »
Did you manually add it through KDE or did you let LMCE find and add it? I have noticed that going through KDE's desktop to add drives makes them unavailable to LMCE. I know there is a reason for this and workarounds but I don't know them.

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Re: Second Hard Drive Not Detected
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2008, 09:02:11 pm »
No, KDE and LinuxMCE do not see this hard drive at all. The entire system does not have the ability to view it. As I mentioned before, I can only see the drive and format/partition from a Live CD.

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Re: Second Hard Drive Not Detected
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2008, 09:10:30 pm »
Is your first hard drive IDE?

I have noticed some incompatibilities with combinations of IDE/Sata..

to the point of me going out and buying a SATA DVD burner...

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Re: Second Hard Drive Not Detected
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2008, 03:56:44 am »
Both drives are SATA. The first one is detected just fine, however the second one is not seen at all (Except in the Live CDs and other OSs.



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