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Re: Adding a hard drive with Debian.

Redefined Horizons wrote:

> Debian Users,
> I originally installed Debian with a hard drive that only had about 6
> Gigs. I'd like to add an 80 Gig hard drive.
> Debian will be the only OS on my computer. I just need the extra
> memory, and I'm not worried about running a dual boot system.
> How do I get Debian to recognize the second hard drive?
> What would be the best partitions to move to the second hard drive?
> (What are typically the biggest partitions on a Debian system?) Can I
> move these paritions once the scond hard drive is partitioned and
> formatted?
> Thanks for any info. ( I checked to web for a howto, but the stuff I
> found dealt with booting another OS on the second hard drive.)
> Scott Huey

It is likely that your new drive is faster than the existing one (e.g., 7200
vs. 5400 rpm) and 80gb is a lot of real estate.  Maybe just moving your
existing install over to the new drive would be best for now.  Might be a
long time until you fill it up and need more space.


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