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brianhj
Hi,
My main computer has 2 sata raptors in raid 0, my other computer is a lot older and it has a maxtor 80 gig ide drive in it. I installed linux to play around with it and now I want to put the maxtor in my main computer and dual boot. However, when I go to the BIOS or a boot menu, the maxtor does not appear on the list. If I put the maxtor back in the old computer, it boots fine.

What do I need to do? I have a rescue cd if that helps. I'm pretty linux illiterate so bear with me. Thank you
michaelk
Without specific hardware information we can not help you with your BIOS. I would assume that if your PC is new enough to support SATA drives that its BIOS its boot options would be able to select a particular drive. Make sure its IDE channel is enabled. If not you can always add it to your windows boot loader.
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