How to add second drive to Linux Fedora

Posted on 2006-05-31
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I have two running Fedora machines.

I need to remove the harddrive from one machine and connect it to other one.
Actually I did this, and machine recognize the second drive, but I can't access the files!

I did not used and mount or other command, I just set it as slave and restart the machine.

I can see the second drive in Fedora's GUI, but I can't access the files.

Hiow can i mount this second drive without repartitioning or loosing its data?

What are the Commands to do this in command prompt?

Question by:Nav444
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Of course, you'd have to mount your second drives Linux filesystem to the filesystem of your
first drive.

In order to find out which device name to use, as root type:

  fdisk -l

This should give you a summary of drives and partitions found on your machine
with their device names.

Create a directory where you'd like to have your disk mounted to:

  mkdir /mnt/disk2
Assuming your second harddisk is physically mounted to second IDE and resides on first partition, then
it should be reckognized as /dev/hdc1. Also you need to know the filesystem type
on second disk, assuming it's ext3, so this mount command should work:

  mount -t ext3 /dev/hdc1 /mnt/disk2

Accordingly, if you use Reiser filesystem:

  mount -t reiserfs /dev/hdc1 /mnt/disk2

If there is already an entry in /etc/fstab:

  mount -a /dev/hdc1 /mnt/disk2
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xberry earned 150 total points
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Of course info about use of commands you get with

  man [your command]  

For instance:

  man mount

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