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Old 10-10-2003, 10:19 PM   #1
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Unhappy How to add a new partition


I just bought a new 80 GB hd add it on my comp. 2 partitions.
First is 40G fat32(primary), second is 40G ext3(extended).

My redhat9 can detect the new second HD. But I don't know how to mount that.

I tried add these 2 lines in fstab

/dev/hdb1 /extdos vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb5 /extlinux ext3 defaults 0 0

but fail.Do I do it wrong ? Please let me know how to correct this.
Old 10-10-2003, 11:55 PM   #2
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Try /dev/hdb2 /extlinux ext3 defaults 0 0

I'm assuming you've created the extlinux folder, yes?

Old 10-10-2003, 11:58 PM   #3
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make sure that the device drives of the partitions are correct.for this try 'fdisk -l' or 'cat /proc/partitions'.then change fstab accordingly.and then do 'mount -a'.
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I forget to create the folder >"<. I am stupid...

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