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My computer has 2 drives, an 30 GB SSD with Ubuntu 12.04 installed on it, and a second 500 GB HDD for storage. I've checked all my BIOS settings, and searched through Ubuntu, and I can't figure out how to access my HDD on Ubuntu.

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can you see it in Disk Utility? – Karthik T Oct 17 '12 at 3:02
possible duplicate:… – user68186 Oct 17 '12 at 3:28
What filesystem type is the drive formatted to? – Ian H Oct 17 '12 at 3:45

I assume that you cannot access the secondary, 500GB drive.

Open a terminal emulator and verify that the disk is recognized by the kernel:

egrep 'sd[a-z]' /proc/partitions

You'll probably see sda[0-9] and the second disk should usually be detected as sdb, but that depends on what other usb-storage devices are connected.

If the above command shows anything other that sda[0-9], try this

blkid | egrep 'sd[a-z]'

This will print a list of disks and/or partitions (depending on how your disks are configured) their UUIDs, file system types and labels (if applicable).

If you need more help, please paste output from those commands.

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