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Old 11-11-2007, 02:08 PM   #1
mattjohnstone22
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Mounting a 2nd drive


Hi all, I'm sure that the title to this thread is correct, but this is the story:

1) I have 2 hard disks (one a 160gig IDE and other is a 200gig SATA).
2) Using XP disc have partitioned the IDE drive to give XP 40 Gig.
3) Installed openSuse 10.3 and it has successfully taken the remainder of the IDE drive.
4) I want to use the SATA drive for storage but it won't find it via clicking My Computer.


When I use the Partitioner on Yast, it can see the 200gig SATA drive, but I'm too terrified to do anything else!

There is nothing on it, and so I don't mind formatting or whatever.

Please help,

Thanks.
 
Old 11-11-2007, 02:11 PM   #2
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You're going to need at least one partition on it and then you'll need to format said partition so it contains a file system. Use FAT 32 if you want to share stuff between both Windows and Linux.
 
Old 11-11-2007, 02:32 PM   #3
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How do I do this using Yast?

I don't intend to share it with windows, just want the whole 200gig in ext3.

Last edited by mattjohnstone22; 11-11-2007 at 02:34 PM.
 
Old 11-11-2007, 02:36 PM   #4
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I'm not a SUSE user, so hopefully this will help. I'd just do it with fdisk and mkfs to be honest.
 
Old 11-11-2007, 04:25 PM   #5
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If you have a raw disk you can see it in Xp's My computer/Manage/storage/Disk management. The first one you need right click with the mouse.

In Linux the best way is to use terminal commands. May take slightly longer but it works in every Linux.

In terminal mode get root privilege by "su" then followed by root password.

You should find the raw disk by command
Code:
fdisk -l
if it is sdb then use the cfdisk program
Code:
cfdisk /dev/sdb
to create the partition of the type and size you want.

To format it, say it is sdb1 and in ext3
Code:
mke2fs -j /dev/sdb1
You can use Yast to do it but the above commands work in every Linux (Red Hat uses sfdisk in lieu of cfdisk).
 
Old 11-11-2007, 06:34 PM   #6
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Thanks guys,

I was getting a little impatient and went to the Suse IRC chat. Eventually it was all sorted there (I would type credit names in but I can't remember them!).

Either way, I appreciate the comments posted here and yes, they are certainly correct from what I figure I was told to do. I Can finally start moving stuff back to the comp from disc!!!

I didn't realise it was possible to mount a drive to any location prior to this. Linux appears to be kicking ass over windows on a daily learning basis!

Thanks again,

Matt.
 
  


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