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    Installing my second HD, brand new to Ubuntu

    I know there are like 500 tutorials for this but unfortunately i cant find one that helps me lol

    So if someone could walk me through step by step id love you
    heres my fdisk -l


    Disk /dev/sda: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000d773d

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 37828 303853378+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 37829 38913 8715262+ 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 37829 38913 8715231 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Disk /dev/sdb: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000

    Disk /dev/sdb doesn't contain a valid partition table

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    Re: Installing my second HD, brand new to Ubuntu

    use the ubuntu installer to partition/format it.

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    Re: Installing my second HD, brand new to Ubuntu

    A nice easy way is to use gparted to format it. First, install gparted:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gparted
    Then find gparted under System -> Administration -> Partition Editor

    Partition and format your new drive as you like. If you're just using it for extra storage then I'd recommend one partition spanning the entire drive, formatted in ext3.

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