Debian Etch OS instalation query

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by ProServ-uk.com, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. ProServ-uk.com

    ProServ-uk.com New Member

    I have just started to install debian etch following falko's how to, once the machine had finnished set up and i logged in as root i did df -h to check my hdd space and it is only showing that i have got 36gb but infact i have got 6 x 36gb, anyone got any advise or ideas ?


    Regards rickie
     
  2. ProServ-uk.com

    ProServ-uk.com New Member

    it seems the issue isnt resolved :(
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2007
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's the output of
    Code:
    df -h
    ,
    Code:
    mount
    , and
    Code:
    fdisk -l
    ?
     
  4. ProServ-uk.com

    ProServ-uk.com New Member

    ill show you know 2 minutes :)
     
  5. ProServ-uk.com

    ProServ-uk.com New Member

    server5:~# df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1 34G 1.3G 31G 4% /
    tmpfs 507M 0 507M 0% /lib/init/rw
    udev 10M 52K 10M 1% /dev
    tmpfs 507M 0 507M 0% /dev/shm



    server5:~# mount
    /dev/sda1 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro,usrquota,grpquota)
    tmpfs on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
    proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    procbususb on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
    udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
    tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
    devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=620)



    server5:~# fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 36.4 GB, 36420075008 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4427 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 4427 35559846 83 Linux

    Disk /dev/sdb: 36.4 GB, 36420075008 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4427 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 1 4427 35559846 5 Extended
    /dev/sdb5 1 4427 35559814+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Disk /dev/sdc: 36.4 GB, 36420075008 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4427 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdc1 1 4427 35559846 5 Extended
    /dev/sdc5 1 4427 35559814+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
     
  6. ProServ-uk.com

    ProServ-uk.com New Member

    right that showed me the hdd's were there does this mean that there all 3 hdds are there ? and it will use all 3 of them or does it mean that there is 3 but it will only use 1 of them ? im confused
     
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    The system has recognized all HDDs, but only /dev/sda1 is mounted. You must mount the other partitions as well if you want to use them. Take a look at
    Code:
    man mount
    If you want to have them mounted automatically when the system boots, you must add new lines for these partitions to /etc/fstab.
     
  8. ProServ-uk.com

    ProServ-uk.com New Member

    thats the problem with being a newbi to linux i dont know how to do it i guess some googling is in order
     
  9. ProServ-uk.com

    ProServ-uk.com New Member

    never mind i see what man mount is now ill read that instead of google
     
  10. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    and you can also have a look at /etc/fstab on how your current partition is already mounted... that should also help :)
     
  11. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Taking a deeper look at your fdisk output again - did you format the additional disks as swap? In that case, you could install GParted and reformat them to ext3, for example, and mount them afterwards.
     
  12. ProServ-uk.com

    ProServ-uk.com New Member

    so aslong as they ar ext3 they will be usable by the system ?
     
  13. koro

    koro New Member

    not just ext3, but also other linux partition type such as ext2, reiserfs, etc
     

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