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About.com: Adding Space I: Additional Drives

Sep 16, 2000, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aron Hsiao)

"It is inevitable: no matter how much hard drive space you have now, you will eventually want more. So how hard is it to add additional hard drive space to Linux? Not hard. Many distributions include "automated" tools for accomplishing the task, but they sometimes fail, and it's nice to know how these things really work anyway, so this article will show you how to do it by hand. Follow a few simple steps and you'll find that it's no trouble at all."

"Of course, the first step is to physically connect your additional hard drive to the system. Depending on whether your setup is IDE or SCSI, this will involve any number of steps, but in the end basically comes down to connecting two cables (power and data) to the drive and setting some sort of identity for the drive (SCSI ID or IDE master/slave role)."

"Once the drive is connected and your system BIOS or SCSI BIOS is able to find it and talk to it, you're ready to move on to software installation."

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