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i'm gonna install a new harddrive into my linux box (see? i've gotten the linux lingo), but i cant find it in linux.. :( i installed it as secondary slave (thats /dev/hdd right?) but when i fdisk it i get


Unable to open /dev/hdd


:( is it maybe because its a fat32 fs on it?

have you tried


fdisk -l (thats a small L as in larry)


the second hd will probably show up as hdbx


where x=a number of the partition on it


the first hd will be hdax


that should display all your partitions/drives


then you can format the drive using mkfs





fdisk -l returned this:


Disk /dev/hda: 30.0 GB, 30020272128 bytes

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3649 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes


Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

/dev/hda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux

/dev/hda2 14 3617 28949130 83 Linux

/dev/hda3 3618 3649 257040 82 Linux swap


nothing more :(

i even probed for it in kudzu and i found it too :/

when i probed it i got no physical or logical size, like i got on the other hd..

have you checked that the drive is jumpered correctly and that it is seen in your computers bios ?





yup, when i halt my computer it even says that its closing (or whatever) hdd :(


it might be unpartitioned by the way...

i changed it from secondary slave to primary slave and now i found it ;)

i even managed to format it :)

i'm moving up from linux noob to linux pre beginner

nice one, keep up the good work :)