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I would just like to point out that I have been using mandriva linux for a grand total of about 3 days. I picked it up because it came free in Linux Format magazine. I thought "Hey! I don't know anything about Mandrake (or Mandriva for that matter), lets see how this OS works"
So I installed it, played around, broke it, reinstalled it, and am currently playing around with it again.
That was project one.
I recently came into possesion of a broken Xbox, which I promptly disassembled. I took the HD out of it, and put it in my XP machine, to see if I could get it to work. WinXP discovered it, installed the drivers, and then forgot it existed. I took drive out of the XP machine, and thought that maybe the Linux machine would be kinder to it, and allow me to actually use the drive to do something besides make little yellow balloons on my desktop.
Mandriva did a fine job installing it, and using both KDE and GNOME, I am able to see the drive in the Hardware List (as hdb). Unfortunately I cannot seem to access it, or find out where it is in Konqueror. I've tried for quite a while to see if anyone has any information on the drives, or the format that they are in, but no one seems to know.
umount /mnt/hdb ( or whereever it is mounted)
fdisk /dev/hdb (delete partitions &/or change filesystem type to 83)
mkreiserfs /dev/hdb1 (you could use mke2fs -j for ext3, xfs and jfs have tools also)
mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/hdb
I have not used Mandriva, but the earlier Mandrake 10.1 had an excellent tool in Mandrake Control Center (accesible from the menu in KDE somewhere). There you can choose to setup the partitions and do all the tasks musicman_ace mentioned using a GUI. But be careful - if you choose the wrong disk you will erase your OS just as easily. You can also enter mount points and make the changes to /etc/fstab automatically as well.