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Old 07-31-2009, 10:36 PM   #1
kvessels
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Installing a second hard drive that has existing Ubuntu8.04 installed.


I have a SATA hard drive from a crashed system that was running Ubuntu 8.04. I want to install it in a Ubuntu 8.10 system and use it for file storage. How do I install and reformat it?
 
Old 07-31-2009, 11:21 PM   #2
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Hi, Welcome to LQ!

LQ has a fantastic search function that may save you time waiting for an answer to a popular question.

To your query...

You don't mention what other drives you have.

But you could simply plug the drive in some place and then boot to your usual OS.

Once the system has booted you could set mount points for the partitions you want to access.

You may want to keep the space for the home-user, (I do) setup empty folders for each mount point....

"mkdir ~/local/Mountpoint-one_partition-one" etcetera.

This way your extra disk space will be available for the user to access.

Once you have the folders set, you may be able to set the mount points for your system.

Normally found in the system-tools.

see how you go, regards Glenn
 
Old 08-01-2009, 11:52 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response.

I'll give it a try.

I did use LQ search and did not find an answer to my particular question,

but I am still learning how to properly word my searches.
 
Old 08-01-2009, 07:41 PM   #4
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Hi, if you need any clarifications please ask here,

also if you find a solution post back with your results and tips.

The first two lines of my post are part of the welcome message, no offence intended.

I don't have much experience with the 'buntu's, and the names of the system tools may be different to Mandriva.

When you plug-in the old drive, be sure you don't change the order in which the system sees them

as it may lead to confusion when the system looks for the / and /boot directories.

Hope this helps, I'm still learning too ;-)

regards Glenn
 
  


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