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I have 3 hard drives in my computer, two are ide a 20gb and a 40gb,and the last one is a sata hard drive160gb(which I just installed). I'm using kubuntu ...
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    sata hard drive in linux


    I have 3 hard drives in my computer, two are ide a 20gb and a 40gb,and the last one is a sata hard drive160gb(which I just installed).
    I'm using kubuntu 7.10
    Now the bios in my computer sees the sata hard drive.

    Kubuntu in currently installed on the 20gb. I'm wanting to put whats on the 40gb to the sata 160gb, and install kubuntu on the 40gb.

    Here's my problem kubuntu doesn't see the 160gb, But when I went to the kubuntu installation screen off the cd it sees the sata but won't let me access it.
    So I tried to see what would happen if I went to the partition screen it lets me do stuff to the hard drive.

    So how do I copy my data from the ide 40gb to the sata 160gb?

    Also the sata is a maxtor basics hard drive.

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    Plug-in SATA HD and execute sudo fdisk -l command in Konsole. Does it list 160GB HD?
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    sudo fdisk -l
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    here's what it says:

    Disk /dev/hda: 20.8 GB, 20847697920 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2534 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x470b470b

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 * 1 1275 10241406 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda2 1276 1907 5076540 83 Linux
    /dev/hda3 1913 2040 1028160 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Disk /dev/hdb: 41.1 GB, 41110142976 bytes
    240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 5310 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x47214721

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hdb1 * 1 407 3076888+ b W95 FAT32
    /dev/hdb2 408 5310 37066680 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/hdb5 408 5310 37066648+ b W95 FAT32

    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000

    Disk /dev/sda doesn't contain a valid partition table

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    Kubuntu is detecting 160 GB is disk but its not formatted and doesn't have any partitions. Is it a brand new HD? Create new partition in it using PartedMagic or Gparted LiveCD.
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    oops I forgot to format and partition it. And yes it is a new one.
    Thanks for the help.

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    Glad to help you.
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