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    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
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    One more linux question

    I found a hard drive while searching for other things today, and would like to install it.
    This has been in use before, its a 40 gig western digital with a bunch of windows documents on it.
    So physically its installed...
    Slave and master set, BIOS is recognizing as secondary IDE slave, so all is well.
    But where do i go from here? How in Fedora do i format this thing to allow linux to read it?
    C://dos
    C://dos.run
    run.dos.run

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    Well i found out you downloade QTparted and run that. Ive done that and so far all is well.
    Here is what has come up in my terminal when i enter /sbin/fdisk -l

    [root@localhost Bernard]# /sbin/fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/hdc: 41.1 GB, 41110142976 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4998 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hdc1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
    /dev/hdc2 14 4998 40042012+ 8e Linux LVM

    Disk /dev/hdd: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hdd1 * 1 4864 39070048+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    [root@localhost Bernard]#
    C://dos
    C://dos.run
    run.dos.run

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    You need to mount the drive to see it.

    su to be root if not already
    mount -t ntfs /dev/hdd1 /home/ABC

    where hdd1 is the device/partition number and ABC is the mount-point in your filesystem.

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    YEa this mounting business i hear is what makes me lost.

    So by entering that (modifying it to fit my needs), all SHOULD be ready and working?
    Or does the road not end thre?
    C://dos
    C://dos.run
    run.dos.run

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    only the first time. Then you have to add an entry in your /etc/fstab file to have it automount on boot. Here's some more detailed info:

    http://www.linuxforum.com/linux_tutorials/1/1.php
    Last edited by DannoXYZ; 12-31-05 at 02:34 PM.

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    ugh . I knew linux would be a learning curve, but this is almost irritating.
    C://dos
    C://dos.run
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    haha, when I saw your "okay, last computer question" post and realized you had installed linux--I thought to myself "First of a thousand computer questions, coming soon is more like it"

    good luck though, if anyone is a match for linux--it's you... engineers love it

    btw, there's tons of great linux resources out there too, and also people here
    Last edited by Serpico; 12-30-05 at 08:55 PM.

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    heh, yea i know, and more questions to come.
    Ive joined FedoraForums.org and there are some excellent folks there, one who has been helping with this. BUt this forum has a huge amount of diversity. Between all of the posters here, we do know EVERYTHING. So its good to ask here too...
    I have decent knowledge about the works of the computer, but i know little about C++ and things of that like.

    Its these damn commands!!!!!
    C://dos
    C://dos.run
    run.dos.run

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    ...

    Its these damn commands!!!!!

    yeah, you'll LOVE bash pretty soon though

    once you learn pushd popd, and zillions of other cool tricks, you'll actually prefer it

    soon you're be using boolean strings and grep, writing scripts, etc

    it's like anything else, you just need to stick with it until you're used to it

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    bash, bash is wahts giving me problems with my hard drive formatting adventure. I see why they call it bash
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    they used to have the bourne shell, then richard stallman (known as RMS) rewrote it as bourne again shell, iirc

    checkout gnu.org, that's RMS's webpage--they built most everything on linux

    linux=kernel
    gnu=apps (command line stuff are actually apps you're executing)

    Rebel Code is a fantastic book for understanding the genesis of linux and gnu, and understanding the characters in the industry--if I still have it (pretty sure I do), you can have it. I'll look for it tomorrow, great book.


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    eeeeeeh to hell with it. I give up on adding another HD for now.
    This western Digital is so much louder than my Maxtor which is in use now, thats probably why i ditched it 3 years ago.
    C://dos
    C://dos.run
    run.dos.run

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    That rebel code book is also sold at the Barnes & Noble website, with good reviews. It may be in the nearest store, which happens to be a fairly large one. I will see if I can flip through it.

    Typically i would just ask my friend, who lives the linux life. He was raised with linux, since his father is a programmer for Red Hat.

    BUT, vacation is here
    C://dos
    C://dos.run
    run.dos.run

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggurat
    haha, when I saw your "okay, last computer question" post and realized you had installed linux--I thought to myself "First of a thousand computer questions, coming soon is more like it"

    good luck though, if anyone is a match for linux--it's you... engineers love it

    btw, there's tons of great linux resources out there too, and also people here
    Is that the polite way of saying the classic *nix response...RTFM ...

    I remember when I first started playing with *nix, the users of it were out in left park and wouldn't answer any question that was within the realm of the manual. I remember one forum where they would respond with a link somewhere explaining how to do it and lock the thread. Or my favorite was a barrage of intellectual personal attacks if I was on the newsgroups. Consider yourself lucky you have some friendly *nix users on board

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