I've got an old computer that has a lot of music on it, it is used mainly as a jukebox. I got tired of booting it up just to listen to music, so I thought I'd just move the hard drive into my new(er) computer. After I connected it up and everything in the new computer, I tried to boot up. Linux Mint won't boot up at all, and Windows XP (on the same, newer hard drive) boots up quite slowly but then performs fine. I disconnected the drive I installed, and now am in Mint, but without my music files...
In case this is confusing, here's how it's set up:
- sda is the drive that came in my newer computer, it is a SATA drive with a Swap partition, an ext3 partition for linux mint, an ntfs partition for Windows XP, and a fat32 XP recovery partition.
- hdb is the drive from my older computer (that is now disconnected). It's an IDE drive with DSL installed on an ext2 partition. This is where all the music is! It also has a small swap partition.
- the ribbon cable in my computer has two plugs, a "master" plug and a "slave" plug. The "master" plug is plugged in to the optical (CD) drive and that drive's jumpers are set to Cable Select. (I have tried setting it to Master, with no luck). The "slave" plug is (was) plugged into drive hdb with the jumpers on that drive set to Cable Select (again, I've tried with Slave, but no luck).
- I haven't touched the sda drive. Booting into a Puppy live CD worked just fine, and it was able to detect and mount each drive. Windows also was able to detect the hdb drive, but obviously it couldn't read it because of the ext2 filesystem.
Sorry it's kind of a long post, I tried to include lots of details. If anyone has made it this far, do you have any ideas? Let me know if I should clarify anything or check anything else.