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Originally Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I detect the not-Linux formatted HDD's and format them to be able to use them under Linux?
Your Linux system has detected the disks, most likely. You can check that with a command like lsblk
- I believe it exists in MINT.
If you want a RAID on them, you will have a steep learning curve, as MINT is unlikely to provide a GUI for this task. The command to use is mdadm
. Search the web for instructions.
If you want to use them as separate filesystems, a useful command is
mkfs -t ext4 /dev/something
where /dev/something comes from the lsblk output. You then have an empty filesystem on that disk, and MINT might detect it immediately and show it in its filemanager, but at the latest next time you boot.
Instead of mkfs, perhaps MINT has a GUI for creating filesystems on unused disks.
The above commands require superuser power, which you get with sudo
. Be very careful with the mkfs command - you will overwrite everything on /dev/something, so ensure that you are using the correct /dev/something.