resize says that there is not fat32 or ext...
and As noted by retired 1af:
just a regular format will leave the drives in their orginal state
I think that the install disk only looks at the first hard drive for install purposes. At least that's been my experience with multiple hard drives.
If you have the wrong type of partion the install disk will not see a partition which it can install to. Since yours is formatted as NTFS it is probably not recognized as being there.
drop out to the command line, type "fdisk -l" and tell us what the output is because there appears to be something wrong with your partitions.
This will tell you if there is a partition which can be installed to. Remember you will need at least a swap and a linux partition for a successful install.
so i do scsi and i try to get some "installable" drive.
so i write a new partition with cfdisk (Bootable) and it seems to be working.
Look at the bottom of the cfdisk screen and you will see an option for "type". Make sure you have created the right type of partition.
When you select the "type" option you will be taken to another screen and can choose the type of partition you want to create. There are 2 screens of options and I believe the ones you want are on the second page. I forget the names but I recall them being readily apparent (81 or 82 I think).
cfdisk is a command line tool which should show everything you need. However as noted above I have had trouble accessing 2nd and 3rd hard drives with the install disk. I actually did some hardware juggling to get the partitions on multiple drives and then did the install.
Once you have partitions of the proper type you probably do not need to format them first. The install disk should initiate this for you. Here you can choose Reiserfs, ext2 or ext3.Of course if this is to be a dual boot machine with windows on the C: drive (hda in linux) then you may need to be more creative.
Hope this helps.