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Old 01-18-2004, 05:27 AM   #1
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ok well i just put a new hardrive in my mandrake machine i went to then hardwaredection and it found my hard drive hdb it says
i went to diskdrake to partiation it and its not there

what do i do ??

anotherthing when i do get that harddrive working properly where is it located?


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Old 01-18-2004, 05:40 AM   #2
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Try doing:

fdisk -l

That should show your drives. The second hard drive will be hdb as your hardware detection said. I never used diskdrake before so I don't know what the problem is there. You can always create the partitions on your second hard drive using fdsik.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 05:48 AM   #3
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i went to diskdrake to partiation it and its not there
You can try running (as root)
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fdisk /dev/hdb
At least you'll know if it a system or diskdrake problem.
You may also crate a partition directly with fdisk, since the disk is empty you don't face any risk!

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anotherthing when i do get that harddrive working properly where is it located?
You will have to specify a mountpoint, either by manually editing /etc/fstab or maybe via diskdrake (It's been a while since I last used mdk: too messy.)
 
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