[Ilugc] reg adding new hard disk.
- From: rsubr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Raja Subramanian)
- Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2002 12:15:50 +1100
Raghavendra Bhat wrote:
sathish posts :
when i am fdisk adding new partition , i am not able to mount that
First partition the new HDD using fdisk, then format the partitions
using mke2fs. Read `man mke2fs' and `man fdisk'.
/dev/hdb /home2 ext2 defaults 1 1
You can only mount partitions within a HDD. You have not specified
which partition, just mentioning the drive is not enough.
Not really. You can create a filesystem (and mount it) on *any* block
device. You can certainly use the entire disk (eg. /dev/hdb) to create a
filesystem and not bother with partitions.
However, this approach is not recommended as some disk
partitioning/diagnostic programs may think that it is an uninitialised
disk and create a new partition table.
This could cause much headache as it overwrites the first few critical
blocks of the filesystem. It's far safer to partition first, and then
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