[Techtalk] Adding a new hard drive

Random832 random832 at rcbooks.org
Thu May 1 12:53:02 EST 2003

format it.

mkfs -t ext2 /dev/hdc1

On Thu, May 01, 2003 at 10:12:26AM -0700, PMarshall at flyingrhino.com wrote:
> I just added a nice new 80GB hard drive to my RH8 system and am totally
> stumped on where to go from here.  The drive didn't show up using fdisk, so
> I used WIN98's fdisk to create a partition and then changed that partition
> from FAT32 to Linux using cfdisk.  What do I need to do to get the drive
> recognized when the system boots so I can use it?  It shows up as hdc
> during boot, but any attempts to access it have been fruitless.  I tried
> adding it in /etc/fstab, but that just locked the system up.  I feel like a
> total dummy.
> Pat
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