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My system is running SuSE 9.2 on an 80GB drive, and I just plugged in another 3.2GB to do some experimenting with, but when it is plugged in, the system ...
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    New Hard Drive doesn't work


    My system is running SuSE 9.2 on an 80GB drive, and I just plugged in another 3.2GB to do some experimenting with, but when it is plugged in, the system will not boot, but instead hangs during the startup process.

    This came out of an old Windows computer, so I have no idea what is on it. I'm trying to get it to work so that I can format it..

    any ideas as to what is wrong?

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    are the master/slave jumpers on the back of the drives set correctly?
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    http://www6.tomshardware.com/howto/20020904/diy-10.html

    That's an hardware howto, because there is something wrong the way it is connected and or jumpered right now.

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    i've built several computers, and the jumpers are definitely on correctly. I swapped it out for another 3.2g drive, and now it boots, but linux still cannot see the secondsary drive

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    Maybe try a diffrent IDE cable, or the drive could be toast. Can you see the second drive in the BIOS?
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    the drive was toast, I threw in a second 3.2GB and it booted fine, but im having trouble mounting it. Oh, well, i have a nearly empty 80gb that ill partition off a few gigs to play with

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    What filesystem should be on it ? What command did you issue or fstab entry did you make to mount it ?

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    When it booted up with the 2nd hard drive, suse didnt auto-detect it?
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