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New Hard Drive Setup Issues

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July 26, 2010 6:47:03 AM

New Hard Drive Setup Issues
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My hard drive crashed and so I got a replacement.

I set the BIOS settings to [AUTO] but I wonder if that was the smartest thing to do.

The size that it displayed seemed to be a little low. I am wondering if maybe I should have done something other than set the BIOS to automatic determine the settings for the new hard drive.

I suspect I did something wrong because when I have tried to install the Ubuntu Operating System it is stuck on 36 % when formating and/or configuring the hard drive.

How do I go about making the BIOS hard drive settings by hand?
July 26, 2010 4:52:44 PM


I do think there is something screwy going on. I have two hard drives in the system. The old slave drive BIOS settings has this:

CHS CAPACITY 8422 MB
MAX LBA CAPACITY 120034 MB

The new master hard drive has this:

CHS CAPACITY 8422 MB
MAX LBA CAPACITY 8422 MB

I am wondering now is that maybe we have gone beyone what the old motherboard and BIOS cand handle for a the size of the hard drive. If so, maybe a partition is in order. What do you think?

The Hard Drive is a Western Digital PATA
320 GB
WD3200JBRTL
ULTRA DMA/100
8MB BUFFER 7200 RPM
if I do not get it running today, I think I will try using the old slave drive as the master drive.
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August 8, 2010 3:11:24 AM

I fixed this issue. THe motherboard cannot handle the large hard drive. So I took it back
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