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Old 11-19-2002, 10:25 AM   #1
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Adding a new harddrive and KDE 3


I have installed Slackware 8.1, on a 3 GB hard drive. There is one root partition on 2.5 GB and a /home partition on 0.5 GB.
Now I would like to add a 40 GB harddrive for file storage, but I have no idea how to do it? In Windows you just put it in, and it will show itself in explorer (more or less anyway). But how do you do in Linux?

The other night I was playing around with KDE 3, and something happend, that made it crash. Now it crashes on startup every time. Is ther some way to reset KDE to "default" or something, or will I have to reinstall it?
 
Old 11-19-2002, 11:24 AM   #2
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harddrive: plug it in and mount it at whereever you want
kde: does it also crash when starting it as another user? If not rename your .kde dir and start. You should then have the default config, you may then copy your old configs to the new .kde dir, but be aware, one of them was probably causing the crashs, so do it one by one and test if everything continues to work.
 
Old 11-20-2002, 01:55 AM   #3
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Thanks for your answer.
Doesnīt seem to hard with the harddrive...
With the KDE: I havenīt had a chance to test to start as another user yet, but if it works, what do you mean with "rename your .kde dir"?
 
Old 11-20-2002, 12:54 PM   #4
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In your homedirectory you have a hidden directory called .kde (or maybe .kde3), which contains all your configuration stuff, you did as user, e.g. colors, email address etc. If you move it somewhere kde does not find it, kde creates a new one containing only the default configs. So do e.g. mv ~/.kde old_kdedir
(if you don't care about your config you can also just delete it)
 
Old 11-20-2002, 04:32 PM   #5
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Worked perfect.
Thanks a lot.
 
Old 11-20-2002, 04:57 PM   #6
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Just putting the hd in and mounting is is NOT how it goes. It ISNT that easy.

#1 Put drive in and make sure bios see it.

#2 Partition as needed

#3 run mk2fs or similar program to create a file system on the partition

#4 Decide where mount point is going and then create

#5 most Times the coimputer wants you to scan the drive before mounting. THen mount it at mount point.
 
Old 11-20-2002, 05:50 PM   #7
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Uups. You're right. Linux has done lot of progress, but not that far.
I should add: my answer depends on the "do what I want/forget and of course mean" feature, no program yet implements.

Oh, and is there someone working on a "focus follows mind" feature for windowmanagers?
 
  


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