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Re: Add a hard drive to existing system??

The Asus that I have is G75V series. It has 2 hdd bays onboard. The
500mv is the drive that is current installed and Debian 10.7 is
installed. I have purchased another 2T Segate drive that will go into
the empty bay.

I don't want to do anything fancy, just install and update fstat. The
question is what do I do in fstat to set it up. Currently the fstab file
reads as follows.

Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors
Disk model: ST9500325AS     
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x0d0d6868

Device     Boot     Start       End   Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sda1  *         2048 951703551 951701504 453.8G 83 Linux
/dev/sda2       951705598 976771071  25065474    12G  5 Extended
/dev/sda5       951705600 976771071  25065472    12G 82 Linux swap /

Do I set the new drive as /dev/sda6 , 7 , 8 ???? and would it be a
single partition?

As always any help is greatly appreciated.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry Mellon <jfmellon@netscape.net>
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: Add a hard drive to existing system??
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 13:52:06 -0500

New to Debian, but have gotten Debian 10.7 loaded on to my system. I
have an ASUS gaming laptop(dont use it for gaming) with 12gb of memory
and intel corei7 and a 500gb hard drive.

My question is what is the best(use dummy for linus statements please)
way to add a second hard drive with 2T of space. I wiil use this to
store photos and documents etc.


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