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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. 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?
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.
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?
e2fsck /dev/hda6 -f
dumpe2fs -h /dev/hda6
tune2fs /dev/hda6 <<options>> to tune your new file system, for ex. you can give it a Label
mount /dev/hda6 /mnt/hda_6
Distribution: Ubuntu and whatever is new kid on the block
Originally Posted by tkt
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?