Old PC not recognizing HDD

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jbzeigler

TS Rookie
I have an old PC that I'm hoping to install Linux onto. I removed the HDD and installed it into my DELL PC so that I could format the HDD. Once I reinstalled the HDD back into the old PC, it is not recognized. Did I miss a step or something?

It's the only HDD.
 

gguerra

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The BIOS has to recognize before anything else. Change the settings there. You should have an option in the bios something like "HDD Detection". Since I dont know your specifics I cant offer any more advice.
 

jbzeigler

TS Rookie
I did have auto detection turned on and everything so I opened up the PC and found that I had the HDD set to master - but it was a single. Oops. Thanks for the advice though.
 
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