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Old 03-23-2004, 11:49 PM   #1
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Partitioning Second Hard Drive

I just installed Mandrake Linux on a 20 gig hard drive. I also have a 6 gig hard drive that's blank. I partitioned the 6gig with DiskDrake and setup a mount point. It is formatted and mounted. But I can't write to it. Does anyone know how I can enable that second hard drive to be writable? It is only going to used for extra storage. Any help would be great.
Old 03-24-2004, 12:20 AM   #2
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I'm a newbie too. I think switches related to mounting are in /etc/fstab .
Perhaps there is an option there that will make the disk writeable.
Search somewhere for advice on "fstab".

If you plan to change your fstab:
First make sure you have a tested boot disk that can get you back to into linux.
Then make a backup copy of your existing fstab.

(Many fstab options are available checkboxes in DiskDrake.)

Good luck.


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