From: Vincent Cunniffe (vcunniff at domain arbgroup.com)
Date: Fri 15 Oct 1999 - 11:34:20 IST
ilug-admin at domain linux.ie wrote:
> Can anyone tell me how I should go about install a second HDD on my Linux
> without damaging my setup.
Linux does not exhibit the same 'drive-moving' errors as Windows.
'hda' is 'hda' because it is the primary drive in IDE0, not because it's
the first hard drive that Linux can find when it boots.
Ditto for hdb,c,d,e,f,g,h, fd0, fd1, scd0, scd0, etc.
So, adding a new hard drive to a linux system merely means that you now
have another device available to manage.
Add the drive, boot, run
'fdisk /dev/hdc' (ot whatever the device is)
then use 'mkfs' to create the filesystem(s), mkswap to make swap if you
want to add some more, and then edit /etc/fstab so that Linux knows where
you want to add the new space into the filesystem.
None of the above will affect your existing applications or setup in
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