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Old 10-09-2010, 10:21 PM   #1
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Adding one hard drive to Linux Mint 9.(Western digital 250G)


I set my mom up with Linux mint 9, and I am wondering how to add a 250G hard drive to it.(On slackware it was easy on ubuntu and Linux mint its is very difficult, because of the addresses.)

Is there some easy way to add it to format/check for bad blocks. One more thing I don't want to deal with addresses so is there some easy way to do that?
 
Old 10-10-2010, 04:18 AM   #2
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all bets are off if this is a dell pc. Dell has been known to hardcode volids or the like intro it's bios.

Should be as simple as adding a slave, and adding a line to /etc/fstab. If you want it to become part of the established system, there's a little more to do, but that should make it visible.
 
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Huh ?.
You're going to have a hard time talking to any data if you don't want to deal with addresses.
Explain yourself, and this time make some sense.

(BTW I've never had any trouble adding/replacing disks on Dell kit)
 
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In my last job they had found it impossible to change the hard drives on certain Dell boxes and this was the reason. 500mb/1Tb drives were being bought in bulk and filled with tiff images, so this was a big deal.
 
  


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