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When installing Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop, It doesn't show my second hard drive as an installation option. I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 on another hard drive. Windows 7 sees my second drive fine, and it is also listed in the bios. Another strange thing is that Install Ubuntu sees my first drive( the one I have Windows 7 on ) fine, but is says "No operating system detected". Please Help!

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You may want to UNPLUG your Windows HDD and only leave your blank HDD plugged in then start the Ubuntu Live CD, I have seen Ubuntu not detect two HDD's before. That should solve any confusion. Then use your BIOS to choose between HDD's to boot.

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By any chance, are the two HDD's connected to the motherboard using separate ribbon cables or are they piggybacked to one? A lot of times certain systems won't detect the second piggybacked HDD. –  seanthewebber Jun 21 '13 at 4:33
    
No, they are separate. –  Robobro911 Jun 21 '13 at 15:17
    
By the way, I am using a live USB, not a CD, in case that helps. –  Robobro911 Jun 21 '13 at 15:20
    
Also, the drive I am trying to install Ubuntu on is older, and is IDE. The other drive( with windows 7 ) is SATA. –  Robobro911 Jun 21 '13 at 17:12
    
Alright.. If you to unplug the Windows SATA HDD, then does Ununtu see your IDE HDD? –  seanthewebber Jun 21 '13 at 21:50

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