-   Linux - Newbie (
-   -   Mounting 2nd and subsequent HDDs (

confused_bof 09-12-2003 05:20 PM

Mounting 2nd and subsequent HDDs
A second hard disk is to be mounted. It will be a single partition , which will be used for file storage/ sharing .

Are there recommended conventions for doing this?

Q1: What should the filesystem type be? Journalised ext3?

Q2: What should the mount point be? I note that my HDD utility wants to mount the disk as /usr - but won't that conflict with /usr on HDA?


michaelk 09-12-2003 05:30 PM

The filesystem choice depends on how you want to share.
To share with windows OS it needs to be FAT32

To share with other linux users, networking any journalised will work. Most probably use either ext3 or reiserfs.

Mounting would be personal preference. The convention would be to create a directory under /mnt i.e. /mnt/share_data but it really doesn't matter.

And no you do not want to mount it to /usr but you could create a directory in /usr.

Welcome to linux. You can find lots of answers to your questions by just searching the website.

confused_bof 09-12-2003 06:09 PM


Welcome to linux. [/B]
Indeed :-)

Many thanks

michaelk 09-12-2003 06:12 PM


To share with windows OS it needs to be FAT32

To make this clear as mud. If you are dual booting and want to share data between linux and windows use FAT32.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39 AM.