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Thread: Harddrive Questions

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

    Harddrive Questions

    Hi there question I have xubuntu 8.04 and running the main drive off ide and want to add a 2nd drive off sata hard drive with a pci sata card. My question is when I install the hard drive should xubuntu find it right away and let me use it or how hard is it going to be to get it xubuntu to find the drive and get it to work.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Harddrive Questions

    xubuntu should detect the drive fine (although the pci sata host card may complicate things), but to automount the partitions you'll have to add it to fstab. After you hook it up reboot and go into the bios--check that it's being detected properly. Then boot into linux and run

    sudo fdisk -l

    it should show up.

    If the is the sata blank, you can use Gparted to create partitions and format them.

    Add partitions to fstab and configure:

    Add: you might want to use UUIDs instead of '/dev/sdxy' format. Find them and substitute them so they look like the others:

    sudo blkid


    ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid
    Last edited by logos34; June 20th, 2008 at 10:03 PM.


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