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Old 06-13-2005, 03:02 AM   #1
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Partitioning additional drive in FC3?


I've got an extra drive that I would like to partition for use with FC3...oddly enough I was not finding the right info on how to do this.

I already have a dual boot setup on another drive with XP and FC3 and I have 80GB of this 160GB hard drive partioned in NTFS and I want to partition the other half for FC3 for use as additional storage. Can anyone provide info on how I can do this? I tried partitioning part of the drive with Partition Magic but I guess you can't create an FC3 partition in that program...either that or I don't know what I'm doing.

Help please.
 
Old 06-13-2005, 04:21 AM   #2
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# man fdisk
# man mke2fs
# man fstab

Have fun!
 
Old 06-13-2005, 08:17 AM   #3
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I've created ext2/3 partitions with partition magic. It was the only way it would recognise them after, doing it in FC3 gave me errors stopping partiton magic starting up.

that's version 8 though
 
Old 06-13-2005, 07:59 PM   #4
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I tried both ext2 and ext3 partitions with partition magic but I'm not seeing the drive. When I double click on the Computer icon on the desktop shouldn't I have two items that say filesystem?

I've gotten FC3 to read my NTFS partitions on both drives but when I try something like mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/ it screws those up.

And ReefShark, is that going to format the entire drive? If so thats not going to work since I have an NTFS partition on there.
 
Old 06-13-2005, 09:51 PM   #5
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I had some problems (lack of knowledge) mounting a second drive. In my case, it was already filled with stuff.

Take a look at this thread. See if it helps.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=309048

Bucky
 
Old 06-15-2005, 04:08 PM   #6
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{quote]When I double click on the Computer icon on the desktop shouldn't I have two items that say filesystem?[/quote]
You mean in Windows? No, Windows knows jack about linux filesystems.
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And ReefShark, is that going to format the entire drive? If so thats not going to work since I have an NTFS partition on there.
The 'man' command generally leaves your partitioning scheme alone
 
  


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