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ADDING ADDITIONAL hARD DRIVE to EXISTING INSTALL

Postby TOMMYBOY1 on Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:25 pm

Greetings
I am new to the Mint OS and just installed it under Windoz XP on a backup computer w/ a 478 pin 3.4gig P4, 2 gig Ram, and 2 legacy HD's. So far so good and everything i would hope for but I then tried to add another HD w/ a pci expansion card then I reboot No Joy, While the C drive of XP is recognised Mint cannot mount shell. i AM CONSIDERING A FRESH INSTALL. but would prefer to avoid the nuclear option. This is a great OS if only Magic Jack Phone worked in Linux I'd never have to look back. Any ideas ?
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Re: ADDING ADDITIONAL hARD DRIVE to EXISTING INSTALL

Postby lvleph on Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:47 pm

So you installed using mint4win? Why are you using a PCI expansion card? Can you explain your setup a little more clearly. Basically, drive setup and partitions. I see no reason why you would have to redo everything, but we need more info.
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Re: ADDING ADDITIONAL hARD DRIVE to EXISTING INSTALL

Postby TOMMYBOY1 on Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:06 am

Sorry I'm new to mint. mint4twin? The pci card is for the3rd hard drive. The ide slots on the mobo are being used for the first 2 hd's and the optical drives; it is not new and has quite a few ntfs files on it including an old winxp install and at least 2 partitions.When I plug the HD into the card. mint will not boot. I can't see why I'd have to do another install either except that my experience w/ windoz tells me it solves myriad issues. Thank you for your reply T
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