installing a second hard drive?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by trumper, May 5, 2011.

  1. trumper

    trumper New Member

    I have just been given a SATA hard drive and was hoping that someone could tell me how i might install this new hard drive along side the existing SATA hard drive. The hard drive already installed is running Ubuntu 11.04 and i would like to install another Linux distro on the new hard drive.
  2. erosbk

    erosbk New Member

    I think it would be as easy as connect the hard disk, boot from your distro cd, select the second disk as / mount poiny, DO NOT TOUCH THE ORIGINAL PARTITION, and well... you will have at final a boot loader for both Distros...

    But please... this is a general behavior of Distros... READ YOUR DISTRO DOCUMENTATION FIRST!

  3. eyeoncomputers

    eyeoncomputers New Member

    You can find the device under /dev/sdb (or some variant of that). You will need to use fidsk to create a partition, for example. After the partition is created you can write a filesystem to it using something like mkfs.ext3 for an ext3 filesystem. After this you can mount the drive, or add it to your fstab for permanent use. You may also want to label the drive as well using e2label.

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