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I am totally new to Linux so I basically do not have a clue.

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop and it is running very nice apart from the fact I cannot access my second hard drive.

I replaced the DVD drive with a hard drive caddy which slots into the laptop where the DVD normally goes. It looks like it uses a sata connector.

The hard drive contains a NTFS partition with most of my work on. The problem I have is that I do not even know where to start mounting the drive or even find out if Ubuntu can see it.

Any help is much appreciated.

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Can you give us some of the output of "sudo fdisk -l" to see if it's even recognizing the drive? That will tell us if Ubuntu is aware of the drive, but hasn't been mounted. –  jmite Apr 21 '13 at 4:52

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