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Old 10-14-2003, 08:58 PM   #1
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What do I type to mount the new hard drive?


Hi all, I just installed a new hard disk and now in mandrake I have a icon on my desktop that says that the new drive is 'unmounted'. What do I type to mount the drive?
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Old 10-14-2003, 08:59 PM   #2
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I think all you have to do is right click on the icon and select "mount".
 
Old 10-14-2003, 09:02 PM   #3
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have you partitioned and formatted the hd?
that would be the first step, using fdisk to partion and mkfs -t ext2
then mount /dev/whichever it is, be it hdb, hdc hdd, hde, etc...) probably hdb for a second ide hard drive
 
Old 10-14-2003, 09:02 PM   #4
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then you can use the mount command to mount it
 
Old 10-14-2003, 09:03 PM   #5
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oh yes, you should put an entry in your /etc/fstab for it to make the icon able to mount it as well
 
Old 10-16-2003, 07:34 PM   #6
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Originally posted by frieza
oh yes, you should put an entry in your /etc/fstab for it to make the icon able to mount it as well
How do I go about doing that? Sorry, I'm a nOOb.....
 
Old 10-16-2003, 07:50 PM   #7
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First check if there isn't already an entry for it: 'cat /etc/fstab' (run in terminal/command-line). The fstab works like this:
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#<device> <mnt-point> <fs-type> <options> <dump><pass>
/dev/hda1   /mnt/hd         ext2          ro,user      0          0
This is just an example. Add lines in this format to fstab. What kind of hard drive is this/which ide channel is it on?

Last edited by aaa; 10-16-2003 at 07:51 PM.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 07:54 PM   #8
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Its an IBM 40 GB Caviar......it's connected as slave to another 40 GB maxtor. No raid or anything, strictly as backup...Thanks for the quick reply........
 
Old 10-16-2003, 07:55 PM   #9
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Primary or Secondary?
 
Old 10-16-2003, 07:56 PM   #10
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Secondary.....
 
Old 10-16-2003, 07:57 PM   #11
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Run the command 'fdisk -l /dev/hdd' in a terminal/command-line. This will show you all the partitions on the disk.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 07:59 PM   #12
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it's already partitioned and formatted NTFS.......I'll try that anyway......Thanks again....
 
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'fdisk -l' just lists the partitions. Note that you should mount NTFS as read-only, otherwise you risk damaging it. Add the 'ro' option in fstab like I did in the example. You might want to change the partition to FAT32.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 08:07 PM   #14
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Well I was planning to take ten gigs out of it and put Red Hat 9 on it and use the rest for winbloze storage.......And use the native ext2 (I think thats what it's called) for red hat and keep the other part NTFS using Partition magic......
 
Old 10-16-2003, 09:16 PM   #15
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I run XP on hda1 and RH9 on hdb1. ...I can acess the win files because I used FAT32...it makes life a whole lot easier.
 
  


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