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This issue can be caused by any of these reasons.
(the type of interface your drive supports is not an issue)
The computer's BIOS does not support the computer hard disk drive's size or settings.
Computer Hard disk drive is not properly setup in CMOS.
Issue with drive's partitions.(not your problem)

This issue is often caused when the BIOS does not properly detect the hard disk drive. To resolve this issue, update the computer motherboard's BIOS.

Verify that the computer's hard disk drive is properly setup in CMOS setup.
Once in CMOS, verify the below hard disk drive settings.

Verify the hard disk drive is detected.
Try changing the "Access mode" on the hard disk drive to "Large" or "LBA", instead of CHS.
This setting may vary depending on the type of BIOS.

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post #12 of 18
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Latest BIOS can detect the second hd fine, i've tried setting access modes to Large/LBA with the second hd booting first and still no good.

Would it matter if I reinstalled Ubuntu under the different access modes?
post #13 of 18
No you can reinstall it just fine. My guess is GRUB for some reason did not change the boot MBR or you did somehow and it just skips over it.

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post #14 of 18
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I'm thinking about using this...just have to wait for my cousin to come back so I can retrieve my rewritable cd...

It basically installs GRUB

http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzo...le_into_a_disk
post #15 of 18
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Oh stuff it even the "super" grub disk can't install grub onto my system. What other distro can I try that is similar to ubuntu in support/user friendliness and has support for compiz/xgl?
post #16 of 18
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does GRUB come with the Ubuntu cd?
Yes it does mate.
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What other distro can I try that is similar to ubuntu in support/user friendliness and has support for compiz/xgl?
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