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Old 09-12-2003, 06:49 PM   #1
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Question How to install a new HD?


Hello!

How can I install a new HD? I plugged 2 new HDs in my linux. Now, my system not boot. What I need to do?

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Old 09-12-2003, 07:04 PM   #2
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First of all welecome to the website and linux.

For future reference please read:
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What do you mean by not boot. No video or are you getting an error like boot disk not found

Next.. I assume that the new hard drives are IDE?

What is the configuration, how did you install the drives? Which drive is on which channel.

Make sure the master / slave jumper are set correctly for each drive.

Make sure that the ribbon cable is secure and the red strip is near pin 1 of the connector of each drive. Most connectors have a key which should prevent this mistake.

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Old 09-12-2003, 08:51 PM   #3
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Thanks, michaelk!

I have a main linux machine with 1 HD. There are only 2 partitions: swap and "/". This HD (master) is in the first IDE channel with a CDROM driver (slave). It's works fine.

I have a older linux machine. In this one, there are 2 HDs in the 1st IDE channel: 4.2G ATA (master) e 1.7G nonATA (salve). It's works fine too.

Now, I need to move the 2 HDs from the older one to the main one. I put the 2 HDs in the main linux machine in the 2nd IDE channel. But I kill the partitions in these HDs with the DOS fdisk.exe before.

So I turn on my main linux machine. Now, the bios found my HDs correctly. But... The linux not boot. I only see the GRUB prompt. If I remove the 2 new HDs, the system boot ok.

Well, this is my problem.

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Alexandre

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Old 09-12-2003, 10:52 PM   #4
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On the older linux PC were you using grub?

One make sure that you really do have the drives on the correct IDE channel as you think. Also that your main computer BIOS boot order is configured correctly.

It could be that your trying to boot first from the old drive.
Try connecting only the 1.7 gb drive and see if the PC boots.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 02:31 AM   #5
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OK! I changed the IDE flat cable and the boot device too.

Now, I can boot my machine and the 2 HDs are in the 2nd IDE too. Thanks a lot!

But... How can I create the partitions and format them? Can I use the disk druid?

Please, I am almost there.

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Old 09-13-2003, 02:39 AM   #6
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What version of Linux are you using, Mandrake 9.1, Slackware, Debian??? How new to Linux are you??

Good that you can boot though. That always helps.

 
Old 09-13-2003, 09:15 AM   #7
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Re: Question

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What version of Linux are you using, Mandrake 9.1, Slackware, Debian??? How new to Linux are you??

Good that you can boot though. That always helps.

Hello, dalek!

I have the RedHat 9 and I use linux about 1 year. But... I never needed to install a HD before.

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Old 09-13-2003, 01:07 PM   #8
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I created the partitions with the fdisk.

Then, I formatted them with "/sbin/mke2fs -j /dev/hdd1".

I try to convert the file system to ext3 with "/sbin/tune2fs -j /dev/hdd1". Then, I see a error message "The filesystem already has a journal".

I can't mount the partition in ext3 format. I can only mount them in ext2 format.

How I convert from ext2 to ext3?

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Alexandre

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Old 09-13-2003, 02:03 PM   #9
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Finally, I got. The HDs are formatted. Thanks to michaelk.

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Old 09-13-2003, 02:06 PM   #10
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Thumbs up Great

I was searching for a answer for you. Glad you got it going.

 
Old 09-13-2003, 03:11 PM   #11
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Re: Great

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I was searching for a answer for you. Glad you got it going.
Thanks, dalek! You are the best.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 09:15 PM   #12
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Post I was working on it

I don't use Redhat but I was looking for info. I would suggest that you go here: http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/. There is a lot of info that you can download as pdf's, html etc. I really like html if I'm not printing. If you plan to print, you may want pdf. Pdf also take a lot longer to download if you are on dial-up.

You may also want to look and see if you have "Documentation" on your install CD's. I installed mine and it has a 'how to' for about everything. I didn't know it was there at first. Lot of stuff to . Answers to a lot of too.

Hope this helps.



Brazil huh? Land of the pretty women. I remember that from some documentaries on TV. Very pretty country too. Would love to see it. Of course, you would probably like to come here and visit too I guess.
 
  


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