Yeah.. Some of that stuff was important.. .I meant to delete the junk and keep the one partition with the imprtant stuff, but well, you all know the story.
Now i'm faced with another dilemma. As you all know, I just added a 500GB drive to this box, and had to reconfigure the hardware (that was fun), which leaves me with another annnoying issue.
Here is the list of the hard drives in the box now. (output of fdisk -l |grep Disk)
Disk /dev/sda: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes
Disk /dev/sdb: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
Disk /dev/sdd: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
Disk /dev/sdc: 128 MB, 128974848 bytes
The last entry in the list is a usb flash drive (128mb !!! )
Anyway, the problem with this output is that physically, there are (2) 40GB drives in this box, and only one of them is being detected.
I dont know what could cause this problem, but i'm not too worried about it since the undetected drive contains no important data, and as you can see, I do have plenty of storage, so it remains at most a misterious annoyance in the back of my head, knowing that I have a 40gb drive that is not seen by the box.
Here are some more details about this box.
The board supports (4) sata ports and (1) IDE port
The IDE port is being used for (2) DVD drives (master & slave)
the 250gb drive and the 500gb drive are native sata drives.
The 2 40gb drives are old IDE drives I connected to the sata ports using a IDE to sata adaptor.
What this is means is that pretty much the board is filled up to capacity. and I have tried every possible configuration to get it to detect all drives, and I always end up with the same problem... one undetected drive.
Has anyone seen this before?