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ADDING IN A SECOND HARD DRIVE TO A LINUX MACHINE

by Bosscrow / February 15, 2007 5:50 AM PST

Hello,
I wish to add a second hard drive to my Ubuntu machine. It is a dell dimension 8100 w/ p4, 256 mb ramm, 40g hd. I am using it as a workgroup server. So it is holding all my family photos, music, and videos. So obviously that 40g hard drive is getting full. I want to add a second drive say 100 or so gb. This is something I have done before on a Windows based machine. My question is, how different is it to do it in Ubuntu? Does Fdisk still work? I know the bios is still the same but fdisk is a Microsoft product isn't it? Thanks in advance for all the help you are able to provide!

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If fdisk don't work, then give cfdisk a try.
by ahtoi / February 15, 2007 4:58 PM PST

Boot up linux and go into terminal and type in fdisk/dev/hdb and see if the second drive will show up or not. I don't know what the partition or the format commands are though. Although I don't know it but I am pretty sure there is a GUI method of doing this.

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Use your subject to find the tutorial. Example.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 15, 2007 10:27 PM PST
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Good guide
by dennisadelman / February 16, 2007 6:57 AM PST

Not sure how you got on but heres a good site for many of the Ubuntu basics including your current task

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/mountlinux.

Once you`ve formated your 2nd Linux hd this guide will help you mount it etc

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