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    Question Disk installation

    Hi all!

    I want to add a new disk to my PC, as a separate data drive that I can put in another PC in a future upgrade. Running Ubuntu 8.04. Besides backup and mech installation, what do I have to do?

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    Re: Disk installation

    Quote Originally Posted by thgthg View Post
    Hi all!

    I want to add a new disk to my PC, as a separate data drive that I can put in another PC in a future upgrade. Running Ubuntu 8.04. Besides backup and mech installation, what do I have to do?
    Nothing. Ubuntu should automatically detect the new hardware (HDD). You can format the disk using Gparted and set a permanent mount mount for your newly newly created partitions in the /etc/fstab. Do not forget to mount them on empty directories (or create some according to your need).

    Use the following command to install Gparted:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gparted
    After installation it can be found under System>Administration>Partition Editor menu.

    Here is an excellent tutorial by Bodhi on fstab.
    Last edited by bhadotia; June 15th, 2009 at 08:18 PM. Reason: minor addition

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