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Partitioning and allocating a logical disk....

Hopefully someone can provide guidance (enlightenment?) to this relatively newbie Debian admin.
I recently built a Debian 4.0 stable system on an HP ProLiant DL380 G3 hardware platform (x86 32 bit).
The Server has five 72GB hot swap SCSI disks and I configured two arrays (using the HP ACU) - one logical disk 72GB RAID1 to house the O/S and the remaining 200GB array as a second logical disk which I intend to use as storage for FTP upload/download.
VSFTPD is installed and running, I have generated and installed a Certificate, everything there is fine.
What I need help with is in using the available space on the second logical disk.
I suspect I fudged the partitioning - I THOUGHT I partitioned the 200GB drive as EXT3 and the space was available for use, but here is what is happening.  I created a directory under /home named "secureftp."  I also added this entry to my FSTAB, contents of which look like this:
SERVERNAME:/# cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
/dev/cciss/c0d0p1 /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
/dev/cciss/c0d0p5 none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/hda        /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
/dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  auto    rw,user,noauto  0       0
/dev/cciss/c0d1p1 /securedata   ext3    defaults        0       0
Now, when I try to mount this directory, wishing to place it on the 200GB storage array (sorry if I am not wording this correctly, my background is in Windows and have only been working with Linux for a couple years) I run the command "mount -t ext3 /dev/cciss/c0d1p1 /securedata" the system responds with "mount: wrong fs type, bad option..."  Hopefully you will know what I mean without me having to type out the rest of the message.  In the message I am directed to have a look at syslog so I issue the command as follows:
SERVERNAME:/# dmesg | tail
      heads= 255, sectors= 32, cylinders= 52299
 cciss/c0d1: p1 < >
      blocks= 426759840 block_size= 512
      heads= 255, sectors= 32, cylinders= 52299
 cciss/c0d1: p1 < >
attempt to access beyond end of device
cciss/c0d1p1: rw=0, want=4, limit=2
EXT3-fs: unable to read superblock
I thought the "superblock" was the 5% of space reserved by the system so I can perform root maintenance should the disk become full, the data corrupt, etc.
Anyway, would someone please (and be kind...) tell me what I am doing wrong, how I can fix it, and provide the steps I need to follow in order to successfully mount the 200GB storage partition?
Thanks for much!!!


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