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Old 05-04-2001, 03:41 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,
I need some help adding a second hard drive to my linux machine. I have a main IDE HD currently installed with RH7.0 on it. I added a second SCSI HD and now I want to partition and use it. The red hat software already found the drive, but when I go into any of the partition utils the drive does not show up. It also seem that there is not much info about adding a new hard drive online anywhere. What am I not doing, I'm still pretty new to linux so maybe I need tons of help and am just missing the simple stuff.
Thanks in Advance.
Justin Fisk

Old 05-04-2001, 10:09 PM   #2
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Use fdisk to partition the disk.

fdisk /dev/sda

Partition the disk however you like then run mkfs on all of the partitions. i.e. sda0, sda1... If one is to be a swap partition then run mkeswap (I think). Add the partitions that you want mounted in your fstab file and then reboot. Done...

A while back, in this forum, I described how to copy and replace existing directories as mount points on seperate partitions. Here are two that I found with a quick search:

Good Luck

Old 05-05-2001, 12:22 PM   #3
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Your new drive will be /dev/sdb I think.
'fdisk /dev/sdb' to partition, then 'mkfs /dev/sdb1' to format then create a mount point and mount. You can edit /etc/fstab to have it automounted at boot time.
Old 08-08-2003, 12:42 AM   #4
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Hi, Iam having problem in Redhat 9.0. I have connected a primary slave to the master. The bios detected the hard disk even while the syustem was booting the it had detected he hdb . But i could not mount it or view using fdisk -L option.

I checked in the /proc/ide . There the hdb was there but what i could find was in the file drivers it was mentioned as none . Is this could be the problem??????


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