Originally Posted by Road_map
Sorry about my questions, but did you create a new file system on the new partition and did you create a mount point for the new partition?
Initially I had a 40gb partition. I've been testing it, so i've modified filesystems on it several times. For example, initially I had HDD device as /dev/hdd and two partitions on it - /dev/hdd3 and /dev/hdd5. Then I've used fdisk, deleted both filesystems on /dev/hdd and created single partition which was /dev/hdd1. Partition didn't appear until reboot (various links I've found so far says that I'll need either reboot the machine or use partprobe).
After that I've deleted all partitions once again, and made a copy from another drive using "dd if=/dev/hdc of=/dev/hdd bs=10M" this created valid filesystem on the drive /dev/hdd (partitions hdd1..hdd5) but new partitions didn't appear until reboot.
So I'm just curios - how can I "tell" a kernel that partition table has changed and corresponding /dev/hd* nodes must be recreated?