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Old 02-06-2005, 11:08 PM   #1
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How to install a new hard drive on to existing system

I just had a hard drive lying around and I installed it on one of my machines. How do I set it up in /etc/fstab? I tried a couple different variations and it doesnt seem to work. Any help would be appreciated. Hard drive is detected by Suse 9.1 and worked properly before.

Old 02-06-2005, 11:15 PM   #2
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whats the name of the hard drive? what file system?

for eg, if its fat 32, and called /dev/hdb then u need to

mkdir /mnt/hdb

/dev/hdb /mnt/hdb vfat defaults 0 0

thats the most basic and it should work

for ntfs, replace with "ntfs"
Old 02-07-2005, 01:14 AM   #3
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Its reiserfs file system, I dont use windows Its called /dev/hdd
Old 02-07-2005, 01:17 AM   #4
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just add something like:

/dev/hdd /mnt/hdd reiserfs defaults 0 0

and put the options you want in (like noauto, users and such. see man mount for the available options) and change /mnt/hdd to wherever you want it to mount.


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