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Adding a second hard disk
Im trying to add a second ide hard disk to my computer. I have added it as a slave. Its defiantly there, ls /dev/hd* results in:-
/dev/hda /dev/hda2 /dev/hdb /dev/hdb2 /dev/hdb4 /dev/hdb6 /dev/hdd
/dev/hda1 /dev/hda3 /dev/hdb1 /dev/hdb3 /dev/hdb5 /dev/hdc
the hda partitons are my first hard disk with the OS etc on, hdc and hdd are the 2 cd drives. hdb (which I guess is the new hard disk) seems to have a load of partions on it (its out of an old pc)
I just want one single partion on hdb. If I do fdisk -l /dev/hdb I get:-
Disk /dev/hdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 155061 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes
Disk /dev/hdb doesn't contain a valid partition table
Not really sure what to do, could I have a few pointers
thanks so much
You should just use fdisk or cfdisk on it and erase all of the partitions.
What distro are you using?