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I've just transferred from the Dark Side to Suse, so very, very wet behind the ears (Newbie). In trying to download my case load from work, I've maxed out my ...
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- 04-19-2007 #1
Adding storage to Suse 10.2
- 04-20-2007 #2
- Join Date
- Jan 2007
- South Africa
You would probably have to select the tree you want to move to the new drive.
As root, type
# du -h --max-depth=1 /
This will list all the directories from the root, showing there sizes.
Select one that will fit on your new drive
The easiest is to use YaST to partition and format the drive
Type yast in the search section of the "start" menu, and run yast
Go to System, and then partitioner
You should be able to see your new drive there
(It should be hdb, but double check the sizes)
Delete all partitions on it, and create a new one
Set the mount point to a temporary mount point, eg /mnt
I recommend using reiserfs. It is faster than ext3 for desktop use - actually for all uses I've come across...
Once the drive is formatted and mounted, copy all files of the selected tree to it:
#cp -a /....../* /mnt
Check if EVERYTHING copied correctly and is in /mnt
Then delete everything is the selected tree:
# cd /...../
# rm -rf *
Don't delete the tree directory itself.
Run yast again and change the mountpoint of the new drive to be the old tree.
If yast doesn't want to run (because it is in the tree you deleted) edit /etc/mtab, and modify it manually.
joe is an editor that is fairly easy to use for beginners.
Unless you already know vi.
You can then manually mount it with:
# mount /dev/hd.. /..../
- 04-20-2007 #3
Thanks! I appreciate the steps provided..."step-by-step" I'll try that when I get home and will reply.
- 04-20-2007 #4Originally Posted by Aroques
- 04-20-2007 #5
I wanted to use it as storage: data, files, movies, music, etc... should I make other changes to accomplish this with Suse 10.2? Thanks for the reply and assist...
- 04-20-2007 #6
in that case, i wont suggest you to mess with SuSe's System Files or Folders.
format second disk through Disk Partitioner in Yast and mount partitions.
check this thread to mount partitions of second disk.
in case you stuck anywhere, execute 'fdisk -l' command in Terminal/Konsole and post output here.
- 04-22-2007 #7
- Join Date
- Dec 2006
I agree with devils casper this thread is what he sent to me and it worked a treat. I dont know if i did right but I then logged on as root to enable permissions for user and can now see and use all my drives.
- 04-23-2007 #8
Thanks to Devils_Casper and Redbook...I picked up a couple of shifts extra at the Dojo and now I've finally got a chance to get back to things. I'll respond in an hour or so with the results. I appreciate the help and reference...
- 04-23-2007 #9
Took a lot longer than expected to get to it, but the directions were pretty straight forward and its done. Thanks again for the great assistance.