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I just added a second IDE hard drive to my Linux Red Hat 9 system. It is recognized in the Bios. When it boots up, I see it say /dev/hdb in the initilization. But when I go into the shell to try and run fdisk /dev/hdb it returns "Unable to open /dev/hdb"
Is there something I have to do to reconfigure Linux to recognize the drive. It has not been formatted or partioned yet.
I would appreciate any help, as scans of the net have not yielded any clues.
I tried it, and now I'm in a real bind. I get an error on boot up and saying it has a mount error - doesn't recognize /dev/hdb1 and its lost in a cycle of reboot. Unfortunately being a newbie, I am not sure how to navigate around the command line to reedit the fstab and delete the addition. Any help? Which command editor line should I use?
Thanks for the attempt. I am really confused. I thought Red Hat 9 would recognize the drive and reconfigure the system and then all I had to do was run fdisk. Maybe I am doing something wrong. It a Maxtor 160G ATA/133 drive. I'll play with the bios settings and see if that does anything. Any other help would be appreciated.
When you were running the redhat installation program and you get to the part where you set up your drives/partitions, is the drive listed? If yes, use that utility to format it. If no, well... then I don't know..
Yes, try to re-run the program. You dont actually need to re-install anything, just run it up to the point where it asks you to set up your drive(s)/partition(s). If you see your drive, then format it, and all is good if you don't, then I really don't know what you can do
It asked me about the drive during the install, but it didn't ask me to format it. I then tried to run the fdisk /dev/hdb again and came up with the same error. Oh by the way, do I just kill it after I get there, because I wan't sure if I should update my bootrecord. I replied yes.