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Old 10-24-2011, 06:46 PM   #1
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adding SATA ext3 HDD into new Suse11.4 box with ext4 system HDD


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I just need to add SATA HDD formatted to ext3 from old suse 10.3 box into new suse 11.4 box. The new box is up and running with IDE ext4 HDD. SATA HDD doesn't have any system files and used as a storage. I want all files on SATA drive to survive this move! I did it 3 years ago and completely forgot the commands. I am a Linux noob!
Please help.
 
Old 10-25-2011, 12:38 PM   #2
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Yes no problem, add it to the pc/server and then login and mount it as root. mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
 
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Yes no problem, add it to the pc/server and then login and mount it as root. mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
The new box had originally SATA HDD with Windows XP, then I added IDE HDD and installed Suse 11.4 on it and adjusted boot options so I could boot either WinXP or Suse (default). Everything was working smoothly till I added another SATA HDD with ext3.
The issue is the new SATA HDD got assigned differently at each boot - hdb or hdc. So after mounting and fstab it doesn't come up. Also Win XP drive was hda which is no longer bootable. I guess firstly I can remove WinXP HDD completely and see how Suse goes with auto detection, but prefer to keep WinXP HDD in the system.
 
Old 10-26-2011, 01:47 AM   #4
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U need to use uuids in fstab to avoid that you can also toggle off any bootable partitions on your other SATA drive
 
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U need to use uuids in fstab to avoid that you can also toggle off any bootable partitions on your other SATA drive
Yes, you're right with uuids. The problem however was that manually inserting uuids into fstab didn't help and I could only guess it had something to do with ext3. As soon as I converted ext3 into ext4 then it worked. I am not an expert, so have no clue why...
 
  


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