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Additional Hard Drive Added to Virtual Centos but doesnt show inside the operating system
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Question by:Jorge Ocampo
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by:xaichen
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Hello.

If you use command line you should be able to see the drive

fdisk -l

It will need formatting/configuring before you can mount it / use it

If you prefer a graphical program to see and configure the new drive you can try GPARTED http://gparted.org/

Best regards.
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You will also need to adjust your OS to automount as well after formatting. By altering startup configurations fstab.
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by:Jorge Ocampo
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would i be required to restart the machine at all?
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Seth Simmons earned 500 total points
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scan your system first; no need to reboot

echo "- - -" > /sys/class/scsi_host/<number>/scan

replace <number> with the actual number listed in /sys/class/scsi_host
then the drive should show with fdisk
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by:Jorge Ocampo
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Thank you so much for the solution
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