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Old 06-22-2006, 08:22 PM   #1
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Erase windows + mount the 2nd hard drive.


I have a server, it has two 80GB SATA hard drives. I started off using the first one, hosted a windows server on it. Recently I decided to switch to Linux, and so I installed it on my 2nd hard drive. It's going great,I migrated my content a while ago now and I love Linux - would not want to return to windows server!

My question is - can I completely erase windows off that first HD, and make the 80gb of space available to me in my linux? Exactly would I have to do? Because basically windows is sitting there now doing nothing.

Thanks for your time, and sorry if these questions sound newbish.

Last edited by Dan8080; 06-22-2006 at 08:24 PM.
Old 06-22-2006, 08:30 PM   #2
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you would format the first harddrive and then mount it to your file system.


Fdisk /dev/hda (I presume because you said it was your first hard drive)
mke2fs /dev/hda1 - make ext2
tune2fs -j /dev/hda1 - makes it ext3
edit /etc/fstab and add

/dev/hda1 /mp3s ext3 defaults 1 1

Save it,

Assuming you are mounting it to the /mp3 folder. if you want to put it in another folder, make the folder and map it.

Reboot and it should be mounted ... just type in df and it will show you what is mounted and where
Old 06-22-2006, 11:46 PM   #3
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If they're SATA drives, they'll be /dev/sdx rather than /dev/hdx.

Last edited by Nylex; 06-22-2006 at 11:48 PM.


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