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    Second drive partitioning


    This is a problem I am having on a server I just got a few days ago and in the process of setting it up.

    Whole thread at http://forums.servermatrix.com/viewt...832&highlight=

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    OK, New server, new problems...

    I have 2x120GB IDE drives in my box, /dev/hda and /dev/hdd (not hdb).

    Here is the partition table for /dev/hda:
    Disk /dev/hda: 123.5 GB, 123522416640 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 15017 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 * 1 26 208813+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda2 27 280 2040255 82 Linux swap
    /dev/hda3 281 15017 118374952+ 83 Linux
    Here is the partition table for /dev/hdd:
    Disk /dev/hdd: 123.5 GB, 123522416640 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 15017 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hdd1 * 1 15017 120624021 83 Linux
    I see that hdd1 is already partitioned and is marked for boot, however hda1 I would assume has the bootloader on it. Is it OK to delete this first partition on /dev/hdd?

    When I do try to create a new partition in conjunction with hdd1, it says it has no free sectors available.

    I want to use the entire 2nd disk for /home.
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    you have allready partitioned hdd to have just one gigantic partition. that is why you can't add any more partitions to it.

    if you would like to know if you could safely delete it without affecting bootup, just check your bios to see which one it is booting off of. most likely it is hda. also you can mount hdd and check to see if that partition has anything on it. the command 'mount -t filetype /dev/hdd1 /mnt/hdd1' will mount it. you should be able to safely delete it.

    if you are going to use that disk for /home anyways i would just remove the boot tag and then format it using 'mkreiserfs /dev/hdd1', if it is not allready formated. and then add the appropiate entry to /etc/fstab.

    good luck.

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    Well the problem is it is a dedicated server and I can't check the BIOS to see where it boots from.
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