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LinuxNewbie.org: Adding a Hard drive in Linux -- In five steps

Jun 27, 2000, 16:24 (0 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to Sensei for this link. ]

"This NHF assumes that you have already physically installed your hard drive in your computer and configured it in your computer's bios.

1. Type "dmesg | more" to find out what the drive is called. If this will be the second drive in your system...it will probably be something like "/dev/hdb" (while the first drive is hda). Once you have found this in dmesg...make a note of it as you will need it later. For this NHF, we will assume that the new drive is /dev/hdb."

"2. You must now partition your new disk. In your shell type:

fdisk /dev/hdb2

This will take you to a prompt that says "Command (m for help):". At the prompt, type "p" to display the existing partitions. If you have partitions that you need to delete, type "d", then at the prompt, type the # of the partition that you wish to delete. Next, type "n" to create new."

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