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Re: Add a hard drive to existing system??

Jerry Mellon wrote: 
> Hi,
> 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.
> 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 /
> Solaris
> Do I set the new drive as /dev/sda6 , 7 , 8 ???? and would it be a
> single partition?

No, this drive will be recognized, after you plug it in, as
/dev/sdb, and will have whatever partitions you create on it.

To see what it gets called by the operating system:

cat /proc/partitions

To create a new partition

sudo fdisk /dev/sdb

and follow the prompts to write a partition table and create a
partition. The defaults will go to a single giant partition,

To create a filesystem on sdb1:

sudo mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb1

To mount the partition temporarily:

sudo mkdir /mnt/tmp
sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/tmp

to unmount it:

sudo umount /dev/sdb1

To make it a normal part of your system, create a directory
where you want it to be -- /data ? /storage ? /backup ?
and then edit /etc/fstab.


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