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Old 04-25-2005, 11:43 PM   #1
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problem detect hard drive


i've added additional hard drive to my system (mandrake)but it doesn't appear .

i tried to see if my hard exist in patitions at control center but when clicked patitions icon i got this message (i can't read the partition table of device hdb it's too corrupted for me i can go on erasing over bad partions . the solution is to not allow drakx to modifa the partition table )

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Old 04-26-2005, 03:56 PM   #2
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You probably just need to partition and format your hard drive. (c)fdisk is the conventional tool for partitioning.
 
Old 04-26-2005, 03:57 PM   #3
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If you run "fdisk -l" do you see the drive listed? What about "dmesg|grep ^hd" if so then just add the partitions with fdisk and format them with mkfs.
 
Old 04-26-2005, 04:54 PM   #4
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this should help:

http://www.csfalcon.com/wiki/csfalcon/HardDisk

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Old 04-26-2005, 09:08 PM   #5
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thanks guys i appreciate
i can see my two hards in fdisk but can't see the second hard in fstab file

thank u again
 
Old 04-26-2005, 11:01 PM   #6
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Unless you have partitioned it and added it to fstab, it won't be there. That's on you to do.
 
Old 04-26-2005, 11:06 PM   #7
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yes i know
i just need to know how to put it in fstab file ?
or what i have to do to make visible
 
Old 04-27-2005, 03:04 AM   #8
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it is not needed to put the partitions in the fstab, that's only if you want them mounted automatically after boot.
You can just mount them (command "mount"), with something like

#mount -l -t ext3 /dev/hdb1 /mnt/newdisk/

that depends on the type of your partition (file system)...
there are a lot of options...
(see $man mount)

(directory /mnt/newdisk must exist (that's just an example))
cheers!
 
Old 04-27-2005, 08:47 PM   #9
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many thanks
i mounted hdb
but i still have 2 questions
1- how can i automate mount at start up ?
2- could i make a new partition and formate it from control
center--->partition and formate it (any type of formate especially vfat)
 
Old 04-28-2005, 05:14 AM   #10
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answers:
1.adding the corresponding entries to the fstab file (it is in /etc/fstab)
look for how to do it in google or in the $man fstab output.
2.I don't think so. Use gparted ( http://gparted.sourceforge.net/ )

Cheers!!
 
  


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