Let me expose my hardware naïvety -- I've just installed a second
hard disc in my old P200 at home and I find I'm not sure of how to
get it to work with Linux. I thought all I'd have to do was fdisk
it and put lines in /etc/fstab, but when I try to mount the
partitions I get complaints about a bad superblock, or "are you
really sure it's ext2?" (paraphrase). I've set the partitions to
"Linux Native" in fdisk, which I thought was indeed ext2.
I presume I'm missing some obvious important step, because in the
end I got Yast (SuSE 6.1) to set it up ("Use whole disk for Linux"
option) and it spent a long time spinning the disc with the message
"Installing File System" showing... (FWIW, it installed the new
disc as /mnt, with /mnt/boot as a separate partition).
What am I missing?
Brendan Halpin, Dept of Government and Society, Limerick University, Ireland
Tel: w +353-61-213147; f +353-61-202569; h +353-61-390476; Room S1-03 x 3147
<mailto:brendan.halpin at ul.ie> <http://wivenhoe.staff8.ul.ie/~brendan>
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