(Yes, i've searched, yes, I've googled.)
I've just put in a 5x250GB SATA RAID 5 array into my Debian (unstable) system. I'm a bit new to linux, I'm familiar with it as a server, but it's new to me as a desktop OS. That being said, I've never added a drive. so far, I fdisk'd it to create a primary partition:
Command (m for help): p
Disk /dev/sdb: 1003.9 GB, 1003982159872 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 122060 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 122060 980446918+ 83 Linux
Command (m for help):
This seems correct (one drive lost for parity) to me.
Next, I should use mke2fs, correct? I tried it (with the j switch to it's ext3) and it said that it was not a partition, but rather an entire device. Rather than screw something up, here I am. I do want to mke2fs -j /dev/sdb, right?
After that, I need to edit /etc/fstab, correct? Here is what it currently reads:
alpha:/etc# cat fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/sda5 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/sda1 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
/dev/scd1 /media/cdrom1 iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
/dev/scd0 /cdrom iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
My current SCSI disk has numbers after it, 5 and 1, where did those numbers come from and should sdb have numbers as well (I'm assuming each number is a parttion)?
So the entry I should add should read:
/dev/sdb /tb ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
And that will let me access the drive at /tb, correct? After which I can put a link from my home directory to that for quick and easy access?
EDIT: If Debian has some automagic way to do this (which would rock) I'd like to go that way. I know Debian has it's own ways of doings things sometimes.