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July 26th, 2011, 08:54 PM
Hi there. Please forgive me as I am a complete newbie with Ubuntu and Linux. I know Windows really well though.

My situation is that I just recently installed Ubuntu on a computer to run the FOG server for me. This machine is Ubuntu only and there is not a Windows dual install. I bought this machine with 2 1Terabyte drives. Is there a way to extend the drive on to the second 1Terabyte hard drive without losing what I've already set up?

Mark Phelps
July 28th, 2011, 03:16 PM
If what you want is to be able to treat the two physical drives as one logical drive -- you're asking to "span volumes" -- which is a RAID function.

As far as I know, there is no way (in Linux) to convert two "basic" volumes to a single "spanned" volume without losing the data.

You CAN expand existing RAID volumes (e.g., adding more drivers), but you have to start with a RAID volume.