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i have a two harddrive system. one 40gb ide hd, which has the root fs, and one 200gb hd, which i want to format and install. i try to format ...
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    i have a two harddrive system. one 40gb ide hd, which has the root fs, and one 200gb hd, which i want to format and install. i try to format it, but i'm having issues with mounting it. i tried to format and mount it once before, but my system started to act funny. so i had to reboot and start all over. i want to format it in FAT32 but i dont know where to mount it.... can u guys help me plz

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    first you have to create the directory where you want the hard drive to be:

    Code:
    mkdir /mnt/mynewdirectory
    or wherever you want it

    next, mount it to that directory
    Code:
    mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/mynewdirectory
    the /dev/hdb1 might not be hdb1, just put in place whatever your hard drive is (hda2, hdb2...) this is not going to be permanent though, to make your system mount the drive everytime you boot, you have to edit the fstab document:
    Code:
    gedit /etc/fstab
    when you open the file, you'll see all of the hard drives listed that mount automatically. Under where your root hard drive is listed, add your new one. it's listed in this order: hard drive, mount point, filesystem type, options, dump, and pass. mine second fat32 hard drive looks like this:
    Code:
    /dev/hdb2   /mnt/StuffManager  vfat   defaults,umask=0 0 0

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    thanx bro worked perfectly!!!!

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    your very welcome windowsafterbirth

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