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I installed fresh a Ubuntu system on my computer but then it does not show the NTFS partitions, DVD-ROM and flash drive.

I have two HDD's. One is primary SATA (80 GB) and other is slave, an old IDE (40 GB). Neither shows up. What can I do to solve this problem?

Ubuntu 10.04 works fine but not this one.

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I learned this the hard way. Ubuntu needs all disks to be set to the third option, cable select. I had to set all my disks as cable select to get everything to load up correctly.

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I have an Ubuntu system with IDE disks that are jumpered manually to master and slave, rather than using cable select. I have not had any problems. Can you provide any corroborating sources for this? And if so, has a bug been reported? On the other hand, if you have a single IDE drive, it must either be jumpered as primary or as cable select; not as slave. If that's what you mean, you may want to edit your answer to indicate this that would probably be good advice. But that wouldn't explain how a previous version of Ubuntu worked. – Eliah Kagan Jun 15 '12 at 9:55
I have never had to use Cable Select. – hexafraction Jul 16 '12 at 18:53

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