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I just put in this new hard drive, formatted it to ext3, and mounted it. I didn't have any trouble doing any of those things, but now I am not ...
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- 11-12-2006 #1
Second hard drive question
I just put in this new hard drive, formatted it to ext3, and mounted it. I didn't have any trouble doing any of those things, but now I am not sure what to do. I want to use this drive to backup my current drive because my current one is extremely full, and I was wondering whether I should put my stuff in /mnt/hdb or /mnt/hdb1 ? Or does it even matter? Thanks.
- 11-12-2006 #2/mnt/hdb or /mnt/hdb1
can you explain a bit more? i am not getting it?
- 11-12-2006 #3
That's what is in my /mnt folder, here is a picture, maybe this will help...
- 11-12-2006 #4
i think you created two mount points/folders. did you mount second disk manually or edited /etc/fstab file for mounting at boot up?
post the output of 'fdisk -l' command and contents of /etc/fstab file.
- 11-12-2006 #5
Well I made /mnt/hdb manually, because before I did that there wasn't anything there.. Here's fstab:Code:
# Pluggable devices are handled by uDev, they are not in fstab /dev/hda1 / ext3 defaults,noatime 1 1 none /proc proc defaults 0 0 none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devmode=0666 0 0 none /dev/pts devpts mode=0622 0 0 none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0 # Dynamic entries below, identified by 'users' option /dev/hdb1 /mnt/hdb1 auto noauto,users,exec 0 0Code:
kbk@1[~]$ fdisk -l Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80000000000 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9726 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/hda1 1 9334 74975323+ 83 Linux Disk /dev/hdb: 61.4 GB, 61492838400 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7476 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/hdb1 * 1 7475 60042906 7 HPFS/NTFS
- 11-12-2006 #6
i am confused !
fdisk -l shows that second disk ( hdb ) has NTFS format but you wrote in first post that you formatted it in ext3 format.
- 11-12-2006 #7
I did, and I think I figured it out, part of the disk was still in NTFS because it was only a 8MB partition, so I left it. Right now I am moving files into /mnt/hdb1 and it seems to be working.. Maybe I was just over complicating things, or maybe this will end up not even working at all.. I used KNOPPIX to format the drive btw..
- 11-12-2006 #8
fdisk is showing only one Partition ( around 60 GB ) in NTFS format.
if you have write access to second disk, then it must be in ext3 format coz by default, Linux doesn't provide NTFS write access.
hmmm.... very strange ! check output of fdisk -l again....
- 11-12-2006 #9
Still says the same. I don't get it either, all I know is it's working... So I guess it's alright?
- 11-12-2006 #10Originally Posted by kbk"To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."