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Old 03-08-2008, 11:24 PM   #1
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Added a 2nd disk -- did I do it right?


I'm just playing around on my Fedora 7 box. It has a pair of 80GB IDE disks in it. The OS is installed on the primary (master) drive.

I wanted to try the process of adding the 2nd disk as a "play" area with a mount point called "junk".

1. fdisk /dev/sdb
2. n (new partition), used whole disk, made it a primary, chose partition #1
3. w - wrote changes and exited from FDISK
4. mke2fs -j /dev/sdb ("formatted" using ext3fs filesystem)
5. mkdir /junk
6. mount -t ext3 /dev/sdb /junk
7. I added an entry into /etc/fstab for the new disk

How did I do?

I am coming up to speed using training videos from CBT Nuggets which are based on RH9...dated, but the instructor is good. The filesystem layout is different in RHEL and Fedora, but I figured adding a 2nd disk would be similar?

Thanks,
VHCG
 
Old 03-09-2008, 12:54 AM   #2
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With the command: fdisk -l you can see if you have a partition. You must mount the partition, not the drive, which should be similar to /dev/sdb1 not /dev/sdb which is the drive.
 
Old 03-09-2008, 10:01 AM   #3
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by vhcg View Post
I'm just playing around on my Fedora 7 box. It has a pair of 80GB IDE disks in it. The OS is installed on the primary (master) drive.

I wanted to try the process of adding the 2nd disk as a "play" area with a mount point called "junk".

1. fdisk /dev/sdb
2. n (new partition), used whole disk, made it a primary, chose partition #1
3. w - wrote changes and exited from FDISK
4. mke2fs -j /dev/sdb ("formatted" using ext3fs filesystem)
5. mkdir /junk
6. mount -t ext3 /dev/sdb /junk
7. I added an entry into /etc/fstab for the new disk

How did I do?

I am coming up to speed using training videos from CBT Nuggets which are based on RH9...dated, but the instructor is good. The filesystem layout is different in RHEL and Fedora, but I figured adding a 2nd disk would be similar?

Thanks,
VHCG
You would make the filesystem on the partition you create on device '/dev/sdb' which would be '/dev/sdb1' for the first partition by;
Code:
mke2fs -j /dev/sdb1
You should then mount the filesystem on the partition for the device '/dev/sdb' which would be '/dev/sdb1';
Code:
mount -t ext3 /dev/sdb1 /junk
The entry for the '/etc/fstab' should look something like;
Code:
/dev/sdb1        /junk            ext3        defaults         1   2
 
Old 03-09-2008, 12:44 PM   #4
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Got it!

Thank you very much for the responses.

VHCG
 
  


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