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kool_kid 03-17-2005 03:14 PM

How to add Logical Drives
 
Hiya All
i skipped the step to add logical drive during slackware10.0 installation now how to add them up can some1 plz help me
With Regards
kool_Kid

chbin 03-17-2005 03:21 PM

$ fdisk /dev/hda

m for help

n for new partions

kool_kid 03-17-2005 03:53 PM

can u plz elabrate that cuz i can understand what u saying but cant excute that :( plz help or is there any other method which is GUI it would be great thanks

chbin 03-17-2005 04:11 PM

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Originally posted by kool_kid
can u plz elabrate that cuz i can understand what u saying but cant excute that :( plz help or is there any other method which is GUI it would be great thanks
What is a GUI. :) No seriously slack doesn't have gui tools for that kind of stuff. You are going to have to do it in a shell. You know that thing that slack boots into. :) Kinda looks like dos. It has black backround and you can like type stuff and hit return and it will do something.

$ fdisk /dev/hda

hit m on your keyboard for help. hit n to make partitions. hit w to save.

/dev/hda is your harddrive. everything in linux is a file.

cathectic 03-17-2005 05:22 PM

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cant excute that
It's in /usr/sbin, so is not in your path by default. Try /usr/sbin/fdisk (though to do anything useful, I imagine you would have to login or su to root)

Also, what do you mean by 'add logical drive' - do you mean you want to repartition your disk (use fdisk), or that you have pre existing partitions you want to add to access them (edit /etc/fstab)?

chbin 03-17-2005 05:27 PM

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Also, what do you mean by 'add logical drive' - do you mean you want to repartition your disk (use fdisk), or that you have pre existing partitions you want to add to access them (edit /etc/fstab)? [/B]
I took that as he has an extended partition and he wants to add a bunch of logical drives to it. But he forgot to add them.

kriton12 03-17-2005 05:43 PM

You could also use cfdisk as well, it's semi-GUI. A quick note, if you want to avoid the shell/command line then maybe slack isn't what you're looking for.

chbin 03-17-2005 06:20 PM

Did you do the following:
boot off cd.
$ fdisk /dev/hda ... make some partitions
$ setup ... pretty much just do what it tells you to and make some educated guesses.
reboot
slack boots to the shell.
Now is when the fun starts and you have to use the shell to set your baby up.

Something tells me you are still at step one.. booting of the cd.

kool_kid 03-18-2005 04:25 AM

hiya
Thanks fro ya help again but what u ppl saying is that to add a partition????????(new partition) or to add a partition which is already crated? cuz im a lil confused
PLz Help

theYinYeti 03-18-2005 06:47 AM

kool_kid, plz spik EN! Thks.
I'm not English; English is not my mother-tongue, and I stumble on each word you write.

As someone said, Slackware probably is not for you yet. You may try and use something like Mandrake or Suse for now. And later, you can go back to Slackware.

Yves.

keefaz 03-18-2005 07:08 AM

Use cfdisk in a first time, it is simple to understand and it is known to make clean partition table


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