I'm new to Linux, just installed Linux Mint for the first time. I have two hard drives which were previously in a RAID configuration. Now before I have installed Linux I've changed them to individual drives.
- I've changed BIOS setting to AHCI
- I've switched off the J Micron RAID controller
- I've changed drive signatures under Windows 7
They are properly detected and working in Windows 7, but in Linux even though they're visible in “Devices” as two individual drives the system is unable to mount them. GParted still displays:
/dev/mapper/isw_ccjafbfdhc_RAID_Volume0 with all space unallocated.
When I display information for an individual disk it says:
The device /dev/sdc1 doesn't exist Unable to read the contents of this file system! Because of this some operations may be unavailable. The cause might be a missing software package. The following list of software packages is required for ntfs file system support: ntfsprogs / ntfs-3g.
What should I do in order to access these drives in Linux? Please point me in the right direction.
After booting to Windows again, the two HDDs had again the same signature, and unfortunately the same file structure i.e. files were overwritten with files from the second hard drive. Fortunately I had them backed up.