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Old 05-31-2007, 08:24 PM   #1
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How do I install a secondary HDD?

I'm relatively new to the Slackware distribution of linux, and linux altogether.

After installing Slackware, I noticed that only one of my HDDs was in my storage directory. This drive was the one I used to install Slackware onto. I wish this entire HDD to be devoted to Slackware, since it is relatively small.

I would like to use my other secondary hard drive to store files and programs.

It is a western digital, I believe, and approx. 80 GB.

How do I get my other HDD to be recognized and put in the storage directory?

Thanks for any help you can provide,

Dustin Nieffenegger
Old 05-31-2007, 08:34 PM   #2
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Assuming it's blank, you first want to format it using fdisk. Then you want to install a file system using mkfs. Then you want to mount it using mount. Then you want to add a section to your fstab file so it will automatically mount when you boot your computer.

Here's a guide that goes a little more into detail:;1048103267
Old 05-31-2007, 08:39 PM   #3
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Ok, I'll print off the directions on the page you linked.
I hope it works.



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