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Old 03-06-2003, 09:05 AM   #1
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Question installing new Hard Drive


Hi,

I am fairly new to Linux and have a machine running SuSE 7.2 Professional. The box has only a 4 Gb SCSI hard drive and I would like to install an additional drive.

I have a 40 Gb IDE drive available but do not have the slightest idea where to start. I am assuming that it is not simply a matter of installing it and booting up and it will automatically be recognised by SuSE.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

cheers
 
Old 03-06-2003, 09:08 AM   #2
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I forgot to add that the new 40 GB hard drive is currently an NTFS drive. How should I go about getting it formatted into a suitable file system for SuSE?
 
Old 03-06-2003, 09:53 AM   #3
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well actually, it is about that simple. use yast2 to partition the new drive
 
Old 03-06-2003, 06:31 PM   #4
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install it as the primary ide bus as master and that's it... you can set up partitions with cfdisk or fdisk
 
Old 04-09-2003, 05:42 AM   #5
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RE: installing new Hard Drive

Hi there,

well, I eventually got around to installing the new hard drive. It is a 15 GB FAT 32 drive. These already was a 4 GB SCSI drive installed which the SuSE 7.2 boots off. The new drive has been installed as the Primary Master.

Now, they system will boot up ok, but when I have a look at tools such as Disk Free it doesn't show up.

Wwh I run SIGA I get the following information on my Hard Drives.

Disk /dev/sda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 555 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 3 24066 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 4 36 265072+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/sda3 37 555 4168867+ 83 Linux

Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 1826 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 638 5124703+ 42 SFS
/dev/hda2 639 1826 9542610 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 639 1826 9542578+ 42 SFS

I am assuming that the /dev/sda partitions are the original ones on the 4GB drive and the dev/hda partitions are on the new 15 GB FAT32 drive but these aren't being recognised by the OS. Is that right?

If so, how to I go about formating this drive and making SuSE recognise it?

Many thanks in advance.
 
Old 04-09-2003, 10:53 AM   #6
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You want to use fdisk, cfdisk or yast2 to change the filesystem type to linux and then format to whatever filesystem you want using mkfs. If you want you can also delete the existing partitions and startover with something that would be more useful to you.

See man pages mkfs (not sure what SUSE uses) for more details or tell us what filesystem you want to use i.e ext3, reiserfs etc. for further help.

Then create a mount point and fstab entry for each partition.

BTW it might be fun to see if you could mount the partitions using fstype of ufs just to see what was on the drive.
 
  


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