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HDD in disk management but not "my computer"

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by TechJunkie007, Nov 29, 2011.

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  1. TechJunkie007

    TechJunkie007 Thread Starter

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    Primary OS: windows 7
    RAM: 6G
    HDD: 600G

    I have a 2nd HDD connected via USB and installed Ubuntu 11.10. The HDD with Ubuntu will be going into another laptop.

    Problem: Windows does not display the drive in "My Computer"
    Drive is showing up in disk management and BIOS. disk management will not allow me to assign a drive letter. Only option is "delete volume"

    Desired Action: Want to check the 2nd Ubuntu HDD with antivirus before I install it.
     
  2. Squashman

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    Its not a file system that Windows can read so it will only show in Disk management.
     
  3. Elvandil

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    In short: I want to scan the 2nd, (Ubuntu) HDD with Norton.

    I am only running windows 7 on my laptop and hooked up a 2nd HDD via usb to SATA.

    Installed Ubuntu onto the 2nd HDD and will be installing that HDD into another laptop.
     
  5. Hughv

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    Is this Norton for Linux? Why do you want to scan the drive?
    I don't see how this drive could wok in a laptop as the proper drivers won't be installed.
    Why not just install Linux directly?
     
  6. Elvandil

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    Parted Magic is Debian based and will mount the drive. It also has ClamAV and an updater built in (command-line).

    *******************************************
    Parted Magic disk partitoning tool (Bootable CD image)
    If you prefer a bootable USB key, download and run Linux Live USB Creator. Choose the Parted Magic distro, and it will download it and automatically create a bootable USB key.

    This CD (or key) contains many useful tools. You can partition, recover files, recover lost partitions, make disk images (by several different methods), transfer files between media, scan for viruses (It can serve as an Alternative Trusted Platform for search and elimination of rootkits and bootkits), examine and benchmark hardware, access the internet, and much more.
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    You really should use an AV specifically for a Linux-based OS.
     
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