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I need installation instructions for a new hard drive

I have a brand new computer with no hard drive in it at all and I need to know how to install this new hard drive onto it

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Here is the quick guide to installing the new sata HDD.
http://www.easeus.com/resource/install-sata-hard-drive.htm

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Can I override the bios at startup so that it will recognize a new hard drive - for linux?


There should be no need to play around with your bios settings. Linux will install on a brand new hard drive as the sole operating system, or on an existing hard drive alongside Windows without any problem.

If you haven't already got a Linux distro, have a look at
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

Download whichever version of Ubuntu you prefer (LTS- the long term support version is recommended).

When the .iso file containing the operating system had downloaded, burn it onto a dvd, or install it on a usb drive.

Insert the dvd into the drive and restart or switch off/switch on the computer. The dvd will then kick in and offer you the choice of trying Ubuntu without installing, or a full install.

If you're using a new, empty hard drive just follow the on screen instructions and Ubuntu will install as the sole operating system.

If you already have Windows on your hard drive Ubuntu will give you the choice of either erasing Windows or installing Ubuntu alongside Windows. It's your choice.

Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows creates a dual boot hard drive. At start up you just choose which OS to use - Windows or Ubuntu. If creating this dual-boot system Ubuntu puts a (Linux) boot loader into the Windows OS so that Linux is recognised.

If you save the Ubuntu file to a usb drive you then have to change the bios settings so that your computer uses USB as the first boot device. Then restart your computer so that it boots in from your usb .. and Ubuntu will begin installing.

Whichever you use - dvd or usb - during the installation process Ubuntu will ask you how many GB of hard drive space it should use? You do not need to physically partition the hard drive. Linux will do it for you.

If it's a desktop PC you are using with Windows on the first hard drive and are fitting a second hard drive to install Linux on, or have installed Linux on the second hard drive .. and find that Linux doesn't appear at start up, it's because there's no Linux boot loader in Windows.

I quit using Windows many years ago.

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if you installed a new hard drive.. did you also installed windows on that new hd? if you did.. you may need to also install the sound card drivers.

the sound from your speakers depend on the sound card on your computer, and the sound card works only if you install the drivers that are specific for that sound card/computer. if you need help finding the drivers post back you computer specs (model, brand etc) and operating system and we'll help you find the drivers that may need to be reinstalled.

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PREPARE HARD DRIVE
1. You would need to prepare the drive for installation of Windows (seeing that it is brand new)

2. It should have come with a CD, put the CD in the drive boot up and follow the process

If u tell me the Model of the Toshiba HD I can find instructions for preparing the drive for you.

INSTALL WINDOWS
- Once the Drive is prepared (meaning u have created a logical partition) THEN

- Put the Windows CD in the drive, boot the PC and follow the instructions:

Here's a Great Resource to help u with the installation: LabMice

ALSO
BootDisks (this should come in handy one day)

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New Hard drive


The two hard drive names will not make a difference and are compatible. Installing the new drive is not all that hard assuming you have all the programs and the OS. Using the back up OS will be your best bet. Just install the hard drive and then place the back up disc in the CD or DVD drive and boot up the computer. This will act as a temp OS system loading basic features allowing your system to recover from the disc. Just follow the on screen sinstructions and your on your way.

If given the choice make sure you select format the new drive the recover disc may do this for you automatically.

Let me know if I can help.

Joe

TIP: If the old drive is accessable picking up a SATA to USB connector will allow you to use the drive as a slave in your computer to recover some of your saved files stored on your old drive.

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Wayneard is correct. When you install a brand new hard drive as the ONLY hard drive in the computer, there is no operating system loaded. The computer will try to boot from the hard drive and stop. Switch your boot order to have the CD boot first, and be sure you have the operating system installation CD in your CD drive.

Also, double check your hard drive connections. Be sure it is in the "master" position on the hard drive cable. If there is a connection problem, the system will complain after CD start that there is no hard drive available to install the operating system on!

Good luck.

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After installing a new hard drive you need to reinstall device drivers for sound and more peripherals.
If your computer is a laptop or a brand PC post make and model, for explample Dell optiplex 120.
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