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Old 01-31-2006, 03:01 PM   #1
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New Main Board and HDD


Hello everyone.
I am new to Linux and am looking for answers to the following.

I am running SUSE LINUX 10.0 and have installed a new mother board.
Is there anything I need to do before booting back up?
Will the changes cause problems?
The new board has an updated chip set and on board sound.
Will I need to re-install?

Secondly,
I have installed a new hard drive and would like to set it up as a network drive for my Linux box as well as my two windows machines. I need a step by step for this one.
Like mount points, how to add it to the system, etc.

Thank you.
 
Old 01-31-2006, 03:25 PM   #2
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In principle, it will boot up fine. In practice, there COULD be issues with specific components. I would say simply try it and see what happens. During the boot process, there will be telltale messages---which will all get logged.

New drive:
Set up one or more partitions using FAT32 filesystem (easily readable by both Linux and Windows)
fdisk for partitioning
mkfs for file system setup
In Linux, create an fstab entry, so that the new partition(s) mount on boot-up. "man fstab" for the details. You will be mounting the new partitions at any point on your Linux filesytem tree that you choose. First you create an empty directory, and then you reference that directory in fstab.
You can also manually mount a partition to a directory "mount point" "man mount" for details.

Sharing on the network:
First, you share directories (volumes, folders, whatever)--not drives or partitions.
Second, I assume that you will use SMB (Samba) to make the Linux folder look like a Windows share. This may already built in to your Linux distro. Search Google for details of how to set up Samba.
 
Old 02-02-2006, 02:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

I am having some hardware problems but am working through those.

As for the HDD, I wanted to have the drive as a network drive that is loaded when I log in. So is this how it's done? At work they show up as Server\Folder (J) etc.

Thanks.
 
Old 02-02-2006, 02:23 PM   #4
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Is It, Or Is It Not?

So is the "network" drive that you'd like to set up on your Linux box or not? If it is, then pixellany already gave you the right answer. There is a good Samba "How-To" right here at LQ.
 
Old 02-02-2006, 08:56 PM   #5
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That's all I needed to know. Thanks.
 
  


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