Boot up linux and go into terminal and type in fdisk/dev/hdb and see if the second drive will show up or not. I don't know what the partition or the format commands are though. Although I don't know it but I am pretty sure there is a GUI method of doing this.
I wish to add a second hard drive to my Ubuntu machine. It is a dell dimension 8100 w/ p4, 256 mb ramm, 40g hd. I am using it as a workgroup server. So it is holding all my family photos, music, and videos. So obviously that 40g hard drive is getting full. I want to add a second drive say 100 or so gb. This is something I have done before on a Windows based machine. My question is, how different is it to do it in Ubuntu? Does Fdisk still work? I know the bios is still the same but fdisk is a Microsoft product isn't it? Thanks in advance for all the help you are able to provide!