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Old 10-16-2003, 03:03 AM   #1
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Question How to mount a New Hard Disk ! ?


Hi, i have 4x HD in RAID 5, Hardware controller, recompiled kernel etc...

Linux detects the drive as /dev/sda

so i did a cfdisk , made 1 big partition

after that i did : mkfs -t ext3 /dev/sda

then : mkdir /mnt/memphis (name for my sda device)

and then im stuck. i have to put smthing in etc/fstab

can u tell me what to add and how to mount or copy files to this new disk ???

thx
 
Old 10-16-2003, 03:09 AM   #2
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Try this.
mount /mnt/memphis /dev/sda
or
mount /dev/sda /mnt/memphis
 
Old 10-16-2003, 03:10 AM   #3
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Then do.

mount

And paste the output.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 03:15 AM   #4
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You have only one partition in /dev/sda. It should be /dev/sda1.

mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda1
mkfs -t ext3 /dev/sda1


To mount this partition manually on /mnt/memphis,

mount -t ext3 /dev/sda1 /mnt/memphis

To put it in fstab, add the following line

/dev/sda1 /mnt/memphis ext3 defaults 1 2

This should work fine.

For more info,

man fstab

Last edited by praveenk; 10-16-2003 at 03:19 AM.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 03:37 AM   #5
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the "defaults" doest that mean that i can write and read on the disk ?

cause i saw my buddy writes RW where u write defaults
 
Old 10-16-2003, 03:42 AM   #6
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Default option includes rw support.

Other options are

ro : read only
rw : read write
noauto : no auto mount at start-up
auto : auto mount at start-up
loop : loop device
user : mountable by normal users

You can club options together such that they are not ambiguous.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 04:09 AM   #7
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Thumbs up thx a LOT

I'll try it in the eve.

one more question ...

My boot disk has 3 partitions :

/dev/hda1 (swep 512 mb)
/dev/hda2 (Root) <-----
/dev/hda3 (I would like to mount my home dir here ! )

How can i mount my /home on /dev/hda3 ?
 
  


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