Adding second hard drive v.issues

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  1. keensab

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    Preface - Currently running XP pro on my 160 gb ide connected hard drive. Received this SATA hard drive and am trying to connect today. Connected the SATA connector from back of hard drive to sata connector on MOBO~there were 4 sata connections>1st two (SATA0_SB/SATA1_SB) were no go because my gpu was in the way, so I connected to the SATA0_SII connection on another part of the motherboard. I did have to use an adaptor to connect to power source ~ [ o o o o ] to L-shaped flat black connector on hard disk side.

    As booting, the hard drive registered on black screen and showed space on it. Entered bios to try to get cmos to auto-detect but no luck. Booted up windows and it found new hardware>Mass storage device. No driver cd came with this so I just cancelled. It won't show up in My Computer or Disk Management as of now.... so any ideas?
     
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    do I need to play with the jumpers to set to slave?
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    When you boot up, can you feel the drive spooling up?

    If it was showing up during bootup, why did you need to try to go into bios?

    Are you wanting to install windows on the drive?

    Or is this for backup purposes..
     
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    sata drives don't have jumpers
     
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    this drive is strictly for extra data storage. My current 160gb ide drive has windows installed on it. Would like to just partition the sata drive for more windows space on current os install, and leave some extra space for linux experimentation.

    The drive spools up and spins fine. There is currently a yellow exclamation mark Other devices>mass storage device.
     
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    that's what ive been reading from different forums... there are 8 pins on the back of the drive and an included jumper with it so... I don't know
     
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    Huh, that's a new one on me.

    Have you set that yet?
     
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    I just read the part about getting the bios to recognize the drive.

    What a trippy way of doing things.

    Have you tried the drive with no jumpers on the jumper pins?
     
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    have only tried with no jumpers.

    Recommend jumper usage? If so, what config do you recommend?
     
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    Ok I tweaked and figured it out. I just switched the mobo -side sata connector from the SATA0_SII connection to the SATA0_SB connection. Works like a dream now.

    Initialiazed and set fro dynamic use. Now...

    QUESTION # 2~ Primary or Extended Partitioning?

    Ideally I would like to use a little over half of this 160gb drive for additional XP storage (music,videos,etc) and have a sizeable portion available for installing different linux distros.

    Recommendations ?
     
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    Format the entire drive using ext3, install your Linux on it, and then install ext2IFS in Windows so it will be able to read your Linux drive.

    Don't make multiple partitions on the drive unless you have a program like PartitionMagic that will let you resize the partitions in the future. You will NEVER, EVER use the space on the drive the way you think you will, so it's better not to divide it into chunks to start with.
     

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