[Dclug] [Ma-linux] Disk Partitioning
skebi69 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 11 10:15:31 EST 2010
Are you doing an install? Is there an OS on the old drive?
If you are doing a new install, Just edit drive /dev/sda and give it a mount
point. DO NOT FORMAT the drive. Double and triple check that the drive is
not set to be formatted.
Partition and format /dev/sdb to fit your needs. Grub will install on the
MBR of the small disk and point to the larger disk for booting.
If there is an OS on the old disk that you want to continue to use, as root
edit /etc/fstab and add an entry for the larger disk. See the fstab man page
for formatting the line. Once you have your fstab entry, make the mount
point directory and use the mount command to mount the new drive.
On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 10:09, Charles Divine <chuck.divine at comcast.net>wrote:
> I have a desktop with a 28.6 GB hard drive that is a hold over from my
> last desktop. The new computer came with a 186.3 GB hard drive.
> I've come close finally filling up the 28.6 GB hard drive -- mostly with
> photos and other art in addition to the usual.
> How do I get access to the 186.3 GB hard drive? When I start the expert
> partitioner, it associates the smaller hard drive with /dev/sda. The
> larger hard drive is /dev/sdb.
> I am not expert at partitioning and disk management. This is a first
> time for me.
> Thanks in advance for any help people give.
> Chuck Divine
> Ma-linux mailing list
> Ma-linux at calypso.tux.org
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