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    Linux Newbie exploder's Avatar
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    Jun 2005

    Hardware formatting & detection??

    I have installed an old 2GB hard drive on my pc. When i restart the pc-the hard drive is detected but when I open the file system or "system" in KDE desktop the hard drive is not show. I think the hard drive format might be in a different file system.

    How to format that drive and make it recognise in my pc? I am running Debian 3.1. My machine is an age old Celeron 333 with 160MB RAM and 3.8GB HD plus the 2GB HD.

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    Linux Guru bryansmith's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    The hard drive may not be mounted. What type of filesystem is it and could you post the contents of your /etc/fstab?

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    Linux Newbie exploder's Avatar
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    Yeah! You are right it is not mounted. Here are the contents of my /etc/fstab
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    /dev/hda2 / reiserfs defaults 0 1
    /dev/hda1 none swap sw 0 0
    # /dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
    # /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0
    none /floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=vfat 0 0
    none /cdrom supermount dev=/dev/hdc,fs=iso9660 0 0
    none /usb supermount dev=/dev/sda,fs=vfat 0 0

    none /usb1 supermount dev=/dev/sda1,fs=vfat 0 0
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