Make sure the hard drive has been properly formatted and use the same mode in the BIOS when setting hard drives (Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI), IDE or RAID).
If the issue persists proceed with a clean installation of the Operating System using the latest drivers from our website.
I ended up formating that drive and it booted off the other drive without issue.
Do you want the machine to dual boot, or always boot to Linux while a good Windows partition is also connected to the storage controller?
I wanted to have windows and linux (separate hard drives), however I formatted the windows drive and use it as storage now.
When dual booting Windows and Linux there's a few basic steps to follow
- install Windows first
- install Linux second
- configure LiLo or Grub during first boot of linux
This should provide a boot menu that will preempt Windows and you can choose which OS to load. If both Linux and Windows will be installed on the same drive, you need to adjust the BCD - assuming Vista or later OS.