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Old 04-12-2006, 06:22 AM   #1
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Hard disk space

I have a old computer with 10G hard drive. Fedora Core 4 is installed and running well on this computer.

If I turn the computer off and insert a second hard drive; can I expect the computer to come up and see an additional hard drive?

If so, can't I start using it as in: /newdrive/whateverapp/whateverfile/ and-so-on?

Old 04-12-2006, 06:43 AM   #2
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Yes, computer will see it, but linux won't use its space unless you mount it. Run fdisk -l /dev/hdx (change hdx into hard drive location) to check if its partitions are recognized by Linux. If not, you need to format them and add entries to fstab that these partitions could be loaded through boot.

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Old 04-12-2006, 08:36 AM   #3
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Probably the best thing to do is add the drive to your LVM Volume Group and extend your root partition.

You might have to delete your swap partition temporarily though and recreate it again at the end of the VG


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