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Old 07-18-2004, 08:42 AM   #1
Xixulon
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Debian: Installing WD2000 as one 200G partition


Good morning!

I just got a WD2000 200G hd, and i'd like to put it into my Debian box (kernel 2.4.18) so that it shows as one 200G partition.

is this possible without formatting it as an NTFS drive and upgrading my kernel so that i can mount it R/W in my debian-box? (i'm a newbie at this, so if i try to upgrade my kernel i'll probably end up with a useless box)

if it is possible; what is the best way to go about it?

thanks!

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Old 07-18-2004, 11:09 AM   #2
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xixulon; quick to http://tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX from the table of contents section categorized List of howtos 4.1 the linux os subsection 4.1.4 installation and 4.1.6 boot loaders and booting the os last but not least 4.1.8 partitions and filesystems. please do expand each every section
with subsection for more detail information. you will need it. follow it carefully.
 
Old 07-19-2004, 12:12 PM   #3
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Owkay... that didn't help any

i think i need to ask some questions about wether my mainboard supports these sizes first...

i have an ABIT BE6 mainboard with onboard HPT366 controller, its bios rev. 1.07 as far as i can see.

does anybody have any experience with this kind of hardware, can anybody tell me if flashing its BIOS is going to help me use the full 200G of this disk?

thanks!
 
Old 07-19-2004, 01:16 PM   #4
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xixulon; gave up on suggestion, yes only mentioned those u indicated but
had u kept scrolling through that site same table of contents to hardware
section 4.3 and include subsection 4.3.2 Platforms believe covers motherboards. then check lqo,s hardware compatiblity list enter your board
so that others may have knowledge about it via u r input. all that help with
hardware being compatible with any LINUX.
 
Old 07-19-2004, 03:57 PM   #5
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Writing to NTFS is still risky. I suggest formatting it as FAT32 although you have to use LINUX or Win98 format utility. LINUX ignores the BIOS information about hard drive capacity, so you should not have any problems with the hard drive. Though if you going back and forth from LINUX to Windows. Yes, you will need to Flash your BIOS because DOS/Windows uses the information from the BIOS. E-mail or call motherboard manufacture.

My Highpoint controller (HPT370) handles up to 50 GB, but my 120 GB works fine in LINUX.
 
  


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