Solved 2 Hard drives with 2 operating systems Tags: Hard Drives Computers Components Ubuntu Windows 7 Operating Systems Last response: May 24, 2014 4:40 AM in Components Share Dakshin May 23, 2014 5:53:04 AM Hi I'm not very sure how to phrase this question, so please ask if you don't understand what I am saying. I just built a computer with an 160 GB HDD that contains ubuntu, and I already have another computer with 150 GB HDD with Windows 7 I want to install Windows 7 on the ubuntu HDD, so I opened up my pre-built, connected the ubuntu HDD along with the other one and started up the computer. No problems yet, it didn't show a dual-boot screen or anything, just started Windows 7. The second it booted into the desktop, the Found new Hardware Wizard opened up and installed 6-7 drivers which all had SATA or Serial ATA in the name My guess is that Windows was installing drivers for the ubuntu HDD as Windows had never encountered that HDD before Anyway, all drivers installed, and I opened My Computer, where I found the 4 partitions of my Windows HDD AND NO UBUNTU HDD So, I opened Command Prompt, and typed in diskpart, and then "list disk", and I found the second HDD in there. I want to see the files inside the Ubuntu HDD, so why didn't it come to My Computer and how do I make it come? Thank you.! More about : hard drives operating systems Reply to Dakshin Best solution fricklesmn May 23, 2014 5:57:48 AM Hello, Windows operating systems cannot read linux (ext) partitions directly...there may be a 3rd party application which can, but it cannot be done directly. This is why you can see the hard drive in "Device Manager" or "diskpart" but not see it in "My Computer" Hope this helps Reply to fricklesmn Share Dakshin May 24, 2014 4:40:46 AM Thank you and I'd like to add another piece of information to that: Linux operating systems CAN read windows partitions directly, it works that way Reply to Dakshin m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources Solved2 Hard Drives and 2 Operating Systems Forum Solved2 Hard Drives and 2 Operating Systems Forum Solved2 Hard Drives and 2 Operating Systems Forum 2 operating systems on 2 hard drives Forum 2 hard drives and 3 operating systems Forum Solved2 hard drives with an operating system in one computer. want to uninstall one operating system Forum I have a 32-Bit Windows 7 system that has three 2 TB hard drives in addtion to the 64GB SSD operating system drive. I tried t Forum Why does my computer crashes when using 2 different operating systems on 2 different drives Forum One Computer Using 2 Different Operating Systems On 2 Different Drives Forum Any way to have 2 Operating system on one hard drive? Forum SolvedTwo operating systems on two different hard drives Forum SolvedI have a simple question regaurding hard drives and operating systems. Forum SolvedOne drive 2 pagefiles for 2 operating systems Forum SolvedSwapping hard drives with different operating systems Forum SolvedTwo Hard Drives, Two Operating Systems? Forum SolvedTwo hard drives two operating systems Forum SolvedI want to install six operating systems on one hard drive, need help Forum 2 500gb sata 6 0 drives (1 for operating system 1 for back-up) 2 500 sata 3 0 dr Forum SolvedAccessing files on 2 different operating systems on the same PC Forum Multiple hard drives, two operating systems Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !