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Old 04-28-2006, 11:09 PM   #1
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how to utilise a new harddisk


Hi,

I have just inserted another harddisk, but am wondering how should I use that as a new partition in my FC2. What are the steps that should be performed to detect the new partition and use that in my FC2?

Thanks.
 
Old 04-29-2006, 12:38 AM   #2
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Create a new partition table with fdisk.
Format the partitions with mkfs.
Mount partitions with mount.
 
Old 04-29-2006, 12:40 AM   #3
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Read some man pages like; man fdisk or cfdisk to partition it, format it with the proper commands which depends on the file system you plan to use, create a mount point, mount it, put some data on it.

Of course you can post what file system you want to use and I'll try to find the command for you.

That get you started?

 
Old 05-01-2006, 09:13 AM   #4
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Hi,

Thanks. I have created a ext3 partition using third party software. However, I couldn't mount that. I used "mount -t ext3 /dev/hda4 /mounting point" to mount, but it says wrong fs type. I used fdisk -l to check the partition, and it just indicated as Extended for the ext3 filesystem created. Anyway to use that partition?

Thanks.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 09:00 PM   #5
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you changed it from /mounting point to /mnt/hda4 i would hope.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 09:09 PM   #6
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you changed it from /mounting point to /mnt/hda4 i would hope.
Why? You can call a mount point anything as long as it doesn't clash with any existing directories. I'm not comfortable with spaces in directory names, but it shouldn't really matter.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 09:12 PM   #7
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I used fdisk -l to check the partition, and it just indicated as Extended for the ext3 filesystem created. Anyway to use that partition?
Not in its current state. 'Extended' partitions are a sort of 'container' for logical partitions. You have two options:

1. Delete the extended partition and create new primary partition, or

2. Create a logical partition inside your extended partition.

Then you'll be able to properly format & use it.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 09:15 PM   #8
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You can not mount an extended partition. In a nutshell an extended partition is a container for logical partitions which have an ID >=5. What 3rd party software did you use to create the partition? A linux filesystem will have a partition ID of 83 or maybe 8e for LVM (not including swap).
Post the output of fdisk -l.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 10:16 PM   #9
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Thanks for the reply. The mount command that I used was actually mount -t ext3 /dev/hda4 /mnt/hda4 (but not mounting point). I missed out the bracket to indicate that it's just a mounting point and can be anything.

From fdisk -l, it shows
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 2342 18812083+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 2343 2355 104422+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 2356 5860 28153911+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 5861 7296 11534670 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 5861 5990 1044193+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda6 5991 7296 10490413+ 83 Linux

I think /dev/hda4 is the newly created partition using Acronis Diskdirector.

What command should I use to create a logical partition in hda4?
 
Old 05-01-2006, 10:33 PM   #10
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Since you are new at this, you did do a

Code:
mkdir /mnt/hda4/
for it to mount to right? Just thought I would ask and make sure.

Later

 
Old 05-01-2006, 11:01 PM   #11
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What command should I use to create a logical partition in hda4?
You already have one. Actually, there are two - hda5 and hda6.

You should format hda6 and then mount it.

hda5 is Linux swap.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 11:46 PM   #12
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mke2fs /dev/hda6
e2fsck /dev/hda6 -f
dumpe2fs -h /dev/hda6
(OR)
tune2fs /dev/hda6 <<options>> to tune your new file system, for ex. you can give it a Label
mkdir /mnt/hda_6
mount /dev/hda6 /mnt/hda_6
cd /mnt/hda_6
pwd
touch AnyFileName
ls --fu
 
Old 05-02-2006, 01:34 AM   #13
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I have just inserted another harddisk, but am wondering how should I use that as a new partition in my FC2. What are the steps that should be performed to detect the new partition and use that in my FC2?Thanks.
From reading through the subsequent posts you seem to be using just one hard disk /dev/hda so I am a little confused, have you just copied your other partitions onto the new hard disk or is it something else?
 
Old 05-02-2006, 01:52 AM   #14
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Your new partition should be /dev/hdb. Use Gparted, it has nice interface, and from there u can setup mount points.
 
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Thanks. It's another partition from Windows which I free up for linux. Managed to format using mkfs.ext3 and editted /etc/fstab to create automatic mounting. It's working already.
 
  


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