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Old 03-09-2004, 09:46 PM   #1
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new hard drive - /mnt where?

This may not sound right but I added a new hard drive to an existing install. So now I have a new /mnt/hda1 for this drive, but is this the only way to access this drive? I mean, can I mount this to /home to add to this existing space?
Old 03-09-2004, 10:26 PM   #2
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Yes. Back up your /home tree to the new disk (mounted at a temporary mount point) and verify the permissions are correct, then mount the new disk at /home. If all works out, just edit your /etc/fstab and add an entry for the new disk and specify the mountpoint as /home.

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Couple of questions. Have you formatted the drive and have you created partitions on it? It seems to me that if you added a second hard drive it should be hdb(or something similar -- depending on how you have your drives connected). hda is normally the first drive for most systems.

>>can I mount this to /home to add to this existing space?
You can mount it to any directory you choose. If you want to replace /home, move your data to your new partition then add an entry in /etc/fstab to mount your new partition on /home at bootup.
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Yes I have formatted it and it's ready to go. The reason it is hda is because it is the former windows drive in the machine, I left it until all the files were moved over to linux, which was installed on the other drive. Now I have formatted the old windows drive and want to integrate it with the other. Actually, really the only thing on this drive will be mp3s and MPGs, can I just mount the drive and then have /mp3 and /video? Or should I put it under /home/dave/mp3 (even though the rest of /home/dave is on the original drive)?


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