a newbee here. I've got a new, extra HD and want to install it next to my Original hd with fedora on it. The second HD is gonna be my Backup disk but I'm not sure where to find it and how to install it.
After you actually put the drive in the computer watch the boot up messages or do "dmesg" at a terminal.
And you should be able to see the drive there. If this is an IDE/ATA drive which is slave on the 1st IDE bus
then your drives will be /dev/hda and /dev/hdb. If you have SATA then normally it would be sda & sdb.
You can create a new drectory in /mnt e.g. "mkdir hdbx" then mount it with mount /dev/hdbx (sometimes you need to call out the filesystem "mount -t reiserfs-or-ext3 /dev/hdbx /mnt/hdbx The "x" here is the partition number. Hope that helps
What filesystem is on the drive you're trying to mount? You don't necessarily need to format the drive and shouldn't if you have data on it you want. I shift drives around all the time without re-formating, but, access using linux depends on the filesystem you're trying to mount.
If you want to add the disk using the terminal/command line you should do "man e2fsck" or 'man mkfs".
I'm not at my home computer right now. I could provide more specifics if you need it-later today.
Check out this link https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedo.../msg01623.html. I think you also can add a disk from the installation disk(s) too but I don't remember the procedure.