Installer doesn't recognize hard drive. What to do?

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  1. giux

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    I've Installed elementary OS in the laptop and I'm loving it so figured to install it also in the desktop.

    It boots fine but the installer doesn't recognize the 3° hard drive witch is the one where I want to install eOS.

    The installer only recognize the ssd where windows 10 is installed.

    Also in the live gparted recognize the 3° hard drive as dev/sdc with all the partitions ready to install eOS.

    hard drive in gparted

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    installer doesnt find it
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  2. paradise

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    Hm, that's strange. /dev/sdc* is formatted with ext4, usually the installer should detect this without any problem.

    One idea: could you format this hard disk on windows (or with gparted), and then is it choose able in the installer? i mean, if you do not need all the files on your 3rd HDD /dev/sdc* anyway.... ?
     
  3. giux

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    Yes at the beginning it was just a fat32 formatted empy hard drive and the installer didn't recognize it so I formatted in ext4 hoping it would found it but it didn't. I tried several times with different format (fat32, ext4 and unallocated) always doesn't find the hard drive.
    I'm really out of ideas, and bit sad because in my laptop eOS it's my daily driver..
    Anyway, thanks for the answer :)
     

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