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It is important to know which device node is used for the drive. Since you said it is SCSI, I would assume /dev/sdb.
You can find out if /dev/sdb1 is correct by typing 'fdisk -l' as root. This should show all recognised disks and the device names.
If there is only one partition on the drive, try to add the following line to /etc/fstab:
You need to create the mountpoint (mkdir </path/name>) and specify the correct filesystem (ext2?). On the next reboot it will be mounted automatically, to mount it without reboot type 'mount /dev/sdb1'.
Don't do that!
This would mount your new harddrive as root filesystem with (probably) nothing on it. The '/' (root) contains the whole Linux structure and if you mount an empty HDD as root filesystem, you will end up with a disfunctional system.
I guess you want to include the new drive as some kind of continuous extension of the current space. AFAIK this is only possible with some kind of RAID setup (no expert here, sorry). However, in a simple case, you just need to create a new mountpoint (e.g. /data) to make the new space available under this folder. The line in /etc/fstab would look like this:
/dev/sdb1 /data ext2 defaults 0 2
The last number controls the checking of the filesystem (fsck). According to 'man fstab', '1' is used for the root-filesystem and '2' for all others. '0' would mean 'no check'. The other value ('0') controls something called 'dump' of which I have no idea what it does. So just leave it '0'. For additional options, see 'man mount' and 'man fstab'.
Yes, that is correct. I only want this disk to be an extenstion of the current disk. I'm just looking for added space. Right now the current disk is about full and I'm tried of just trying to delete stuff. 6G isn't enough these days in an office environment anyway.
I don't have a RAID setup in this server and I don't plan to do so.
It makes sense what you're saying, but before I go and try this, wouldn't the new disk need to have a /data partition setup before I can mount it?