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Old 04-11-2004, 11:41 PM   #1
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new hard drive

i just put in a new hard drive. what do i do to partition it and stuff. running redhat 9.
Old 04-11-2004, 11:54 PM   #2
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1. Decide the number and types of partitions you want to have.
2. Partition the disk. I prefer cfdisk.
3. Format the partition(s) as needed. (mke2fs, mkreiserfs, mkdosfs, etc.)
You disk is then ready to be mounted and used. Create fstab entries if you wish.
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run dmesg and look for the new drive label, if its ide then it will be /dev/hdx x being a letter a-z then type cfdisk /dev/hdx x being the letter of your drive and partition as you like, then use mke2fs or mkreiserfs to put a specific filesystem on the drive, once your done edit yoru /etc/fstab to add the drive there may be easier ways to do it in redhat but this is the universal way


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