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LinuxPlanet: Tutorial: Adding Additional Hard Drives in Linux

Jun 04, 2002, 11:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alexander Prohorenko)


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"In reality, the procedure of adding of new hard drive in Linux is not that hard and sometimes you can spend less time then you would spend to do the same thing in Windows. To illustrate this, I'll start from the very begining to explain this procedure in detail.

"First of all, I need to mention that before a users tries to add any new hard disk, he should learn the basics of what 'partitioning' and 'file systems' are and what is the difference between Primary, Extended, and logical partitions. You should know how to physically add a new disk to the computer physically (which is typically covered in the hard drive's documentation). I'm going to assume you know these basics, because the focus of this article will be how to get Linux to behave with your new drive.

"I'm going to start from the theory of the process..."

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