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Old 12-01-2005, 12:19 AM   #1
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I just bought two extra 200gb hd......


I only paid $40.00 each at staples, but now I need to know how to hook them up, my main board controller on my sony vaio only has one plug, I have a sata/150 pci card thtat I can plug into a pci slot, but how to get suse 9.3 to recogonize it is beyond me.

Any help appreciated.
 
Old 12-01-2005, 01:28 AM   #2
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Although I will not be able to help, I think some info is missing in your post. Most importantly if they're SATA or PATA drives.
 
Old 12-01-2005, 02:14 AM   #3
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There IDE drives

this is what suse 9.3 shows me in expert partitioning

Code:
Device                              Size                             Type                          Mount                         Start                  End
          /dev/hda                         189.9GB                        68200RD                                                       0                      24791
         /dev/hda1                        189.8GB                       EXTENDED                                                      0                       24789
         /dev/hda5                        188.86GB                      Linux Native Reiser /                                     131                  24789
        /dev/hdb                           115GB                           hd5722512vlato                                             0                      15016
        /dev/hdb1                         115GB                           EXTENDED                                                      0                      15016
        /dev.hdb5                          7.89GB                          Linux Native                                                  0                       1024
        /dev/hdb6                          3.0GB                F          swap                                                              1025                1416
       /dev/hdb7                            104.1GB                        Linux Native                                                   1417               15014
What to do with it all.
 
Old 12-01-2005, 07:56 AM   #4
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Then your SATA card is of no use, take it back and swap it for a joystick or Donkey Kong. Most PCs have only 4 spots for IDE disks without an extra controller, since it seems you already have 2 disks and I'm assuming you have a DVDROM or CDROM on another channel then you have one remaining. Feel free to donate the spare drive to charity. Or go buy a RAID controller and setup a RAID-1 and halve your space!
 
Old 12-01-2005, 09:08 AM   #5
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Is the sata 150 pci card not a controller, it was bundeled with a maxtor drive last year for those pepople that ran out of space, and needed more space, you plug it into your pci slot, and plug in a standard ide cable and either plug in 1 or 2 ide drives to it.

If i'ts some other controller that I need feel free to let me know.
 
Old 12-01-2005, 05:22 PM   #6
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If you can plug IDE drives into the SATA controller (psssst, that's what the card is) then that should work. I don't know to comment. You need to find out what model the SATA controller is so we can help you find out how to make it work in linux.
 
Old 12-01-2005, 06:34 PM   #7
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Must be a great buy ... but we need model numbers. You can probably find details on the manufacturer's web-site if there are none on the devices.
 
Old 12-01-2005, 08:11 PM   #8
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you can always buy a pci ide card
 
Old 12-01-2005, 09:23 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Boow
you can always buy a pci ide card
READ the whole thread before you reply.

He already has one.
 
Old 12-02-2005, 01:49 AM   #10
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Can someone give me a example of LVM, assuming two 200gb hard drives hooked up to the motherboard, and one 200GB drive hooked up to the ide pci controller, it keep tellin me I must have lone linux native of xxxxx on one drive, I do that and make a linux native boot drive, and it just repeats itself.

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