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Old 01-26-2004, 12:14 PM   #1
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can I have a drive c: and d: and use both?

that's pretty much my question in the title. I have two drives, we'll call them c: and d:. I want to install mandrake on c: and use d: for storing my site files. I am going to turn my computer into a server eventually and the site will be on d: seeing that it is much bigger than c:. Is this possible? to have access to both at the same time while in mandrake?

Old 01-26-2004, 12:17 PM   #2
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Yes it is certainly possible. You just need to format both drives approprietly and place all your partitions and there mount points in /etc/fstab.
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Hi jtshaw thanks for the reply.

I am about to format and put mandrake on. I am going to custom partition the drives on the install. Can you give me an example how to do the '/ect/fstab' thing? I do know that I will have to make a mountpoint, do I make them both '/ect/fstab'?
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don't worry about it since you are going to be doing the formatting during the installation, installer will setup fstab for you.

ps. fstab is the file where info about your partitions and drives is stored.
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I have formatted both on the format. I wouldn't have had I read your post before the format. I have mounted the second drive as /www when I go into that directory I don't have permission to do anything. I was logged in as root.

here is a copy of the fstab.

/dev/hda1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/scd0,fs=udf:iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
none /mnt/cdrom2 supermount dev=/dev/hdd,fs=udf:iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /www ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0


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