Unable to access or detect second harddrive

David Park bornskilled200 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 11 22:34:08 UTC 2007

Tell me how to install using terminal next time >< not everyone
remembers or knows.

Anyway here i what i got

21: IDE 300.0: 10600 Disk
  [Created at block.222]
  UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/storage_serial_1ATA_WDC_WD800JD_00LSA0_WD_WMAM9Z697900
  Unique ID: mE25.QmhaCePzfiD
  Parent ID: w7Y8.07WCw6mG7e6
  SysFS ID: /block/sda
  SysFS BusID: 3:0:0:0
  SysFS Device Link: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.2/host3/target3:0:0/3:0:0:0
  Hardware Class: disk
  Model: "WDC WD800JD-00LS"
  Vendor: "WDC"
  Device: "WD800JD-00LS"
  Revision: "06.0"
  Driver: "ata_piix", "sd"
  Driver Modules: "ata_piix"
  Device File: /dev/sda
  Device Files: /dev/sda,
  Device Number: block 8:0-8:15
  BIOS id: 0x80
  Drive status: no medium
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #16 (IDE interface)

On Nov 11, 2007 5:17 PM, Bruce Marshall <bmarsh at bmarsh.com> wrote:
> On Sunday 11 November 2007, David Park wrote:
> > Yes i do, one harddrive is the one that has windows and linux(cause
> > when i was installing i couldnt find the unpartitioned space on my
> > second harddrive) and the second harddrive is my media and other
> > storage needs.
> I believe you said you used Acronis to partition the second drive....
> What does Acronis show for it now?   Does it show the partitions you expect?
> And what is different about your send drive than the first?   Vendor maybe,
> but what else?   The way it is connected?   SCSI or  ??
> Have you looked in the boot messages?
> An unpartitioned drive would act this way with fdisk, I believe.
> Install   hwinfo   and run:     hwinfo --disk   and see what it says.
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