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XP sees second hard drive but Linux won’t at all

I recently purchased a new hard drive and everything is going fine when I use it with Windows XP, it has files and saved on it and everything. However I do not really want to use Windows XP very often, I prefer Linux. The gparted Live CD sees and formats the drive without any issues, as does Knoppix. However Ubuntu has no clue it is there. sudo lshw -C disk gives me absolutely no information on the drive, as does a number of other things. It does not work with Ubuntu and my brother’s computer either. Does anyone have any idea what is going on?

Where can I download a “Linux Live CD” or anything that will work for the same purpose?

Hi, my computer has a probem where it wont get past the windows loading screen and it keeps restarting itself. Neither safe mode or going through repair mode with the windows cd works so far, so someone told me I should download a free “Linux Live Cd” so that I can boot off of it into my desktop so that I can save all of my family photos, important documents, and music onto a flash drive or a cd or something and then reinstall windows again. But, when I tried looking around I get to these company home pages where I have no clue what exactly it is that I’m downloading and none of which have the context “live cd” in them so I really want to make sure that it’s the right thing. Can anyone please direct me to the download page of what it is that I am looking for? Any help would be much appreciated as this is a very frustrating situation and I am on the verge of losing many important things that are dear to me, thanks alot!

A CD stuck in my computer (paper clip can’t help this one)?

Ok, i got this laptop cd-rom on my desktop. i was putting a cd in but didn’t really press it in, so now it disappeared somewhere in the thingy. i have no clue how to get it out of there because i can still use it for reading other cd’s, it’s just gives me an uneasy feeling that somewhere in there is a linux live cd-rom. Have any ideas?

My computer won’t boot!?

Ok, so I am about to build a computer for the first time and in preparation, I decided to take apart my current PC to see what’s inside. The only things that I messed around with was: taking off the CPU fan and the CPU, examined the bottom, then replaced it. I then removed the cd rom drive, put it back in. Lastly, I took out a stick of ram, then put it back in. So now when I turn on my computer, it will sit on a black screen for a few minutes and I get an error about not being able to boot properly. I am able to boot on to a live linux CD, but it’s incredibly slow and I can’t even access my hard drive. If anyone has any clue as to what might have happened, please let me know. (if it makes any difference, I did touch the gray stuff on my cpu/fan, but i didn’t take it off or anything).
I have pretty much triple checked every thing (hardwarewise) the error message i’m getting is:
Windows Boot Manager: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: Insert windows installation disk and restart your computer. Choose language. choose “Repair computer”.

I have tried this, perhaps there is another trick to work around this?
I have pretty much triple checked every thing (hardwarewise) the error message i’m getting is:
Windows Boot Manager: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: Insert windows installation disk and restart your computer. Choose language. choose “Repair computer”.

I have tried this, perhaps there is another trick to work around this?
May be of use: Under the error instructions it says –

“Info: the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.”

Can anyone help concerning linux?

I am currently having a lot of problems with my laptop (see my other questions for details) and someone has recommended I use a linux live cd and then switch to a linux OS. But someone else has told me that because linux isn’t a very widely used OS it isn’t compatible with a lot of things. I know that linux is used in universities so I guess it would be perfect for me to do my college work but I mostly use my laptop for personal use. I have been told that linux won’t allow me to use alot of the programmes I currently use such as: itunes, bit torrent, miro, and certain websites like youtube and facebook. Can anyone tell me more about linux? I don’t have a clue when it comes to stuff like this.