View Full Version : HOWTO: add a new blank harddrive

2nd August 2004, 07:48 PM
This was hard to figure out, but it was very simple once I did. The entire internet fails to talk about how to do this.

1. after connecting the new drive the OS will auto detect the device
2. first fdisk the new disk
3. then format the partition using "mkfs -t ext3 /dev/hdXX"
4. then mount the filesystem using "mount -t ext3 what where"