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Old 02-15-2005, 11:51 PM   #1
weblance
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How do I prepare/mount/make filesystem on a new HDD?


Hi,

I', trying to install a new hard disk on my SME box but I don't have the faintest idea how to do this. The HDD is to be used to make backups on instead of tape backup.

I need to:

1: Create some kind of partition - the disk is brand new and "raw"
2: Create a filsystem on the partition - ext3 maybe?
3: Make SME mount the disk every time it boots and mount it as /mnt/backup

The new HDD is "deviced" under 'hdd'

Please help me - I'm a totally newbie at this (used to WinXP)

Carl
 
Old 02-16-2005, 02:13 AM   #2
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1: cfdisk Pretty easy to use. Works in command line.

2a: for ext3: mke2fs -j /dev/hd** That may be for example; /dev/hda1 for primary master and first partition.

2b: for reiserfs: mkreiserfs /dev/hd** as above.

3: edit fstab and put in something like this:
Code:
/dev/hda10		/mnt/backup		ext3 OR reiserfs	defaults,rw		0 0
Make sure you create the directory /mnt/backup and have the correct permissions.

That should help.


Last edited by dalek; 02-16-2005 at 02:15 AM.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 01:03 PM   #3
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Cool

while installing linux let autopartition take the headache



 
Old 02-17-2005, 04:01 PM   #4
weblance
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dalek had the right method - used it and it worked as intended

Thanx dalek!

/Carl
 
Old 02-18-2005, 12:35 AM   #5
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Something works, finally.

Glad it worked out for you. Go fill that thing up, well not 100% full just pretty close.

Later



Edit: my bad typing again.

Last edited by dalek; 02-18-2005 at 12:37 AM.
 
  


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