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I have two drives - a 160Gb with Zentyal and a 1Tb with Ubuntu and XP. The 1Tb has some data on it that I want to keep. Other than ...
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    [SOLVED] Two bootable drives - need to make one nonbootable


    I have two drives - a 160Gb with Zentyal and a 1Tb with Ubuntu and XP. The 1Tb has some data on it that I want to keep. Other than the data I would be happy wiping everything else out and using the drive as a data drive for the Zentyal server.

    Everything I plug both drives in the machine gets confused and boots from the 1Tb Ubuntu server and reports that there are problems with the 160Gb drive. How would I make that 1T drive non-bootable so I can boot with my 160Gb drive and finish cleaning the big drive and prepping it for being a data drive for the server?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flycast View Post
    I have two drives - a 160Gb with Zentyal and a 1Tb with Ubuntu and XP. The 1Tb has some data on it that I want to keep. Other than the data I would be happy wiping everything else out and using the drive as a data drive for the Zentyal server.

    Everything I plug both drives in the machine gets confused and boots from the 1Tb Ubuntu server and reports that there are problems with the 160Gb drive. How would I make that 1T drive non-bootable so I can boot with my 160Gb drive and finish cleaning the big drive and prepping it for being a data drive for the server?
    gparted will let you manage the flags on the drive.

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    Have you set 160GB Drive as first boot device in BIOS? Have you installed any OS in 160GB disk? Post the output of sudo fdisk -l command here.
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    The 1Tb drive does not show up in gparted either.
    I have a linux OS installed on the 160Gb drive.

    I finally moved the 1T drive to another socket on the board and was able to repartition it. Thanks for your help.

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