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Old 02-25-2011, 12:34 PM   #1
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Test new hard drive(if its working)

I've added a new Voyager Hard Drive Docking Solution to use new hard drive as a backup to my linux server.I just plugged-in the device and added hard disk to the slot.Now, how do I test the new hard drive if its working any configuration I need to do any to make it working.

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Mount the drive?

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I tried mount the device but gets back to me with can't find dev/rd/c0d0 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

Not sure if thats the one I need to mount,but thats the only ext hdd thats with the server right now.Any command that finds the device I need mount

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If it is a new drive, you first have to partition and format it. You can do that with GParted in a GUI, or with CLI-tools like fdisk, cfdisk, sfdisk, parted and mkfs.
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when I fdisk /dev/rd/c0do,it says unable to open /dev/ida/c0d0.
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How did you connect it to the computer (USB or Firewire) and does it show in your file manager is a removable device?

I recently added a USB SATA drive to my file server.

It came formatted for NTFS. My Debian did not have NTFS drivers (they are available for Debian, but are not default. Debian is rather aggressively free.)

fdisk -l could see the drive, but not the partition.

(I used GParted, which previous posters have mentioned, to repartition and reformat them. I second their recommendation. I posted a screen shot of GParted here.)


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