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Hi, would appear HDC would be the one to go for, just to check, have you actually formatted the drive with ext3 or a different filing system? Also try a different mount point to /mnt/storage, it's possible that mount point itself is busy as another device maybe mounted to it.
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 on / type ext3 (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
/dev/hda1 on /boot type ext3 (rw)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
sunrpc on /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw)
Both of these HDD are formatted as LVM. Does this not mean that they present themselves to the OS as one HDD with the OS distributed across the combined disk space as if it were on one HDD.
Are there not two levels here, the partition, showing the physical HDD, and the logical, which the OS sees. Commands issued to the two levels will give you two different classes of results. You will see hdc and hdc1 on the partition table but only the Volume Group exists when you query the OS. There is no hdc and hdc1, or rather, the HDD and partition is already there, but integrated in a form you don't recognize. Look again at your results from fdisk -l.
What do you say?
Last edited by thorkelljarl; 03-03-2009 at 02:08 PM.
Thank you very much for the info, you are spot on. Prior to today I was totally unaware of LVM or what it was, but as you've suggested both HD's have been combined to look as one and that my extra HD space has been available all along in every and any folder