ubuntu vs debian/fedora
I have a system (i386) with a 15GB and a 80Gb HDD. When I install Debian or Fedora they format both disks and make them available for Linux. But when I try to install Ubuntu it installs itself on one of the disks and leaves the other one as it is. I don't like this because I have no info if after the trouble of installing Ubuntu I can access the other disk. I cancelled the installation because of this "feature". Does someone know if I can add a disk afterwards as Ubuntu does not add every HDD at installation time?
Personally, I like the fact that Ubuntu doesn't automatically format every harddrive attached to my system. That sounds like a nightmare if I have anything on the other drive I need to keep.
Originally Posted by vdijken
But to answer your question, yes, you can most certainly add a harddrive later on and mount it in Ubuntu after the fact. It involves adding an entry into your /etc/fstab file if I'm not mistaken.
During the partitioning phase of the installation of Ubuntu, there should be an option to use all available discs, or to specify your own partitioning scheme. You should be able to set it up as you want.
Even if you don't, there shouldn't be any problem with Ubuntu recognising the additional disc.
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