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ctroyp 10-26-2005 03:14 PM

Hard Drives / Partitions?
 
I have a question concerning two hdd's and partitioning...

The O/S should be irrelevant to the question, but I am installing FC4 if someone needs to know.

Using Disk Druid I partition the boot, swap, and root on hard drive #1. If I want to partition the whole of the second hard drive for a network share, how would I do it? This second drive would only be for sharing/storing files over the network.

Thanks!

reddazz 10-26-2005 03:24 PM

You would partition it in the same way that you partitioned the first drive giving each partition a mount point of your choice.

homey 10-26-2005 03:28 PM

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If I want to partition the whole of the second hard drive for a network share, how would I do it?
That isn't part of the install. Once you get FC4 up and running, you can use the command: fdisk /dev/hdb ( as root user su - ) to create one or more partitions on that drive. You could use the GUI partitioning called qtparted.

ctroyp 10-26-2005 03:30 PM

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Originally posted by reddazz
You would partition it in the same way that you partitioned the first drive giving each partition a mount point of your choice.
Is there a preferred mount point for the drive when using it for the network share though? There will be no OS on this drive, for example.

reddazz 10-26-2005 03:47 PM

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Originally posted by ctroyp
Is there a preferred mount point for the drive when using it for the network share though? There will be no OS on this drive, for example.
You just name the partition whatever you want. For example when I setup Mandriva 2006, I created swap, / and /home on one hard drive and then /multimedia on another.

ctroyp 10-26-2005 03:50 PM

Thanks, I just wanted to confirm it was that easy...

Have a good day!


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