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Old 02-09-2004, 06:05 PM   #1
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adding a new hardrive

Hello i'm using Fedora core 1, with Gnome interface

i've got another hardrive since i'm running out of space on my current one, can some one show me how to install the new drive? i've plug it in and everything, now how do i partition/fdisk it? what do i have to do?

thanks in advance

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Old 02-09-2004, 06:41 PM   #2
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well if your computer has one hdd and one optical drive then likely your drive will be /dev/hdb type cfdisk /dev/hdb1 into the command line and the rest should be simple, after its formatted then you can mount create a mount point, i would suggest something like /mnt/hdb1 and add an entry in /etc/fstab that looks exactly like your root partition with the correct drivename if it isnt /dev/hdb then try using cfdisk on drive letters up to about e if its not there then its probably not installed correctly
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First, make sure that the drive dip-switches are set appropriately; for instance, if it's IDE make sure that it's a slave. Then turn off the power, install the drive and turn the sucker on.

During system startup, the computer should automatically recognize the addition of new hardware, and will at-least configure it. It's quite possible that the computer will see it and mount it, because most drives these days come with a Windows (yuck!) FAT32 file system already installed. (But you probably do not want to use this filesystem-type with Linux.)

Red Hat probably includes a Disk Management tool which, through the GUI, will allow you to reformat the drive. Choose an ext3 filesystem type.

All in all, it is perfectly reasonable to plug the new drive in correctly and start 'er up and see just how far you get without doing anything special. Start there.


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