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Old 07-20-2005, 11:17 PM   #1
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FC4, Adding Hard drives for storage. How and what FS?


I just installed FC4 on a WD 36GB SATA Raptor. It was a fresh install and I performed a FULL install of all the packages. I've decided that I would like to make this system a file server. I have a few IDE drives that I would like to install (3) 200GB drives. Would it be best to do a fresh install, or can I save the current one?

Also I would like these to be accessible via FTP if possible. Since I'm new to the Linux OS's, I don't fully understand the different file systems. These drives are going to be for Multimedia, downloads, and Disc ISO's.

One more question. I have a Promise 133TX2 PCI IDE controller that I might put in if I get more drives. Will this be possible?

One more question, I went to the terminal, went to su, and typed "fdisk -l" and it said that
BASH: fdisk >command not found
 
Old 07-21-2005, 03:17 AM   #2
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No one out of almost 200,000 users can help me out?? I'm a newbie and will be more than happy to help others out after I get my mess straightened out... advice is most welcome!!
 
Old 07-21-2005, 07:23 AM   #3
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No one out of almost 200,000 users can help me out?? I'm a newbie and will be more than happy to help others out after I get my mess straightened out... advice is most welcome!!
Members on this site live in various time zones, so may not yet hav seen your question. If you have not had a reply n more than 24 hours then you can reply to your own thread so that it gets more exposure.

I am sure you can just add your drives to the current installation and then create mount points for them in /etc/fstab. As for ftp, Fedora uses vsftpd, so you can install then and confogure it the way that you want. I am not sure about your RAID controller.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 08:03 AM   #4
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As far as file systems I would say go with a FAT file system, that way both a linux and windows OS can recognize it if necessary.

Just my two cents
 
Old 07-21-2005, 08:13 AM   #5
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AHHH FAT? well, if you want windows to access it aswell... based on the use for storage, I would suggest *flips through magazine article about it* ext3. or ReiserFS.

Anyway, make your own choices.

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Old 07-21-2005, 11:23 AM   #6
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If Linux is the only system running in your computer, thus you are not dual booting windows at times and linux the ohter times on the same computer, partition the disks to ext3 (be encoding 83) or reiserfs using fdisk, cfdisk is fdisk not available, or it might be disk druid. after the partitions are made format the drives using mke2fs -j /dev/hda1;mke2fs -j /dev/hdb1;mke2fs -j /dev/hdc1 etc to make ext3 disks. next, after the drives are ready mkdir /mnt/disk1;mkdir /mnt/disk2;mkdir /mnt/disk3 to make your mount points for the new disks. next open /etc/fstab in any text editor like gedit /etc/fstab and add these lines after the entry for your / (root) and /boot partition entries if these are all that are there.

/dev/hda1 /mnt/disk1 ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/disk2 ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hdc1 /mnt/disk3 ext3 defaults 1 1

save /etc/fstab and close the editor.

now simply mount them using mount /mnt/disk1;mount /mnt/disk2; mount /mnt/disk3
after that comes the real fun part of configuring your ftp server daemon to use them, and if you wish to share internal LAN with other Linux boxes setup your NFS to share these drives, and if sharing with windows systems setup your SAMBA shares system to do the same. all commands above can be edited to your specific machine and all with ;s in them type ;s into the command being linux can handle many commands in one line like this the ; is just a command sepparator.

as far as the ATA/Raid controller, I'd check out Linux Hardware compatibility lists all over the internet before I bought one to make sure the one I bought is Linux Friendly.

Happy Linux-ing and file serving
 
Old 07-21-2005, 01:46 PM   #7
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Members on this site live in various time zones, so may not yet hav seen your question. If you have not had a reply n more than 24 hours then you can reply to your own thread so that it gets more exposure.

I am sure you can just add your drives to the current installation and then create mount points for them in /etc/fstab. As for ftp, Fedora uses vsftpd, so you can install then and confogure it the way that you want. I am not sure about your RAID controller.
looked for the thanks button but couldn't fid it... Thanx 4 ur response!
 
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looked for the thanks button but couldn't fid it... Thanx 4 ur response!
It's below every post.
 
  


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