Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 01-18-2004, 05:27 AM   #1
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: California
Distribution: Kubuntu 6.1
Posts: 548

Rep: Reputation: 30

ok well i just put a new hardrive in my mandrake machine i went to then hardwaredection and it found my hard drive hdb it says
i went to diskdrake to partiation it and its not there

what do i do ??

anotherthing when i do get that harddrive working properly where is it located?

mandrake 9.1 KDE
Old 01-18-2004, 05:40 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Distribution: Ubuntu & Arch
Posts: 3,503

Rep: Reputation: 57
Try doing:

fdisk -l

That should show your drives. The second hard drive will be hdb as your hardware detection said. I never used diskdrake before so I don't know what the problem is there. You can always create the partitions on your second hard drive using fdsik.
Old 01-18-2004, 05:48 AM   #3
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Trento, Italy
Distribution: Debian testing
Posts: 394

Rep: Reputation: 30
i went to diskdrake to partiation it and its not there
You can try running (as root)
fdisk /dev/hdb
At least you'll know if it a system or diskdrake problem.
You may also crate a partition directly with fdisk, since the disk is empty you don't face any risk!

anotherthing when i do get that harddrive working properly where is it located?
You will have to specify a mountpoint, either by manually editing /etc/fstab or maybe via diskdrake (It's been a while since I last used mdk: too messy.)
Old 01-18-2004, 10:35 AM   #4
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,149

Rep: Reputation: 235Reputation: 235Reputation: 235
Moved: Hardware questions belong in Hardware forum.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Second Hardrive Die Woud Linux - Hardware 16 05-04-2005 10:58 AM
New Hardrive jerimya Linux - Newbie 9 07-23-2004 07:21 PM
adding a new hardrive kinkybullet Linux - Newbie 2 02-09-2004 06:45 PM
How much Hardrive would I need? snatale1 Mandriva 2 12-10-2003 07:31 PM
New Hardrive ggramajo Linux - Software 4 10-21-2001 09:31 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:05 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration