On Monday 2009 January 05 16:15:10 you wrote: > Hello Stephen, > Thank you for your prompt reply. > Please forgive me, I actually have six 72GB drives and the second array is > seen by the O/S as having about 203GB of space, sorry for the mix-up. Ah, very good then. That should be fine. > And I > believe you are correct, I used fdisk to create the partition, again my > apologies, and currently there is no data on that partition so even if I > needed to reformat the storage array and start over it should be no > problem. Run mkfs.ext3 again, and check dmesg afterward for any errors/warnings, copy and paste them in your reply if possible. > Just to be clear, I wish the mount point to be just "/secureftp." Okay, make sure that directory exists. What's the output of: ls -ld /secureftp > I just wanted to point out where I created the directory in case it makes > any difference. It doesn't make a difference as long as you are *consistent*. You can't "mkdir /home/secureftp", edit /etc/fstab to contain "/securedata", and then mount with "mount -t ext3 /dev/cciss/c0d1p1 /secureftp" -- they all need to have the same path to the point point. > how can I now mount the storage array and make it > available for data storage? You seem to have the steps basically down: 1. Use the array-specific tools to create a RAID disk. In you case something that show up to linux like /dev/cciss/c0d1. 2. Partition that disk with fdisk (or similar tools). This should make a device like /dev/cciss/c0d1p1 appear. 3. Make filesystem(s) with mkfs. 4. Make mount point(s) with mkdir. 5. Edit /etc/fstab to tie the partition holding the filesystem to the mount point. 6. Issue a mount command like: mount -t <fs_type> <partition> <mount_point>. I don't have any experience with the cciss stuff in specific. They might require a reboot after step 1 or 2. Watch for errors during the process. Not just from the commands themselves, but from in dmesg. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. firstname.lastname@example.org ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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