I have a 36gb SCSI secondary drive that i need to partition and mount. How do i go about doing that ? The Server is running PLESK on Fedora. I would like to be able to use that Harddrive to store websites as well as the main hard drive.
Well for a start, you will need to use the "fdisk" utility. You will need to find out which device the hard drive is, most likely "sdb". In which case you need to do "fdisk /dev/sdb". Then you need to use the "n" command to create a new partition. Accept the defaults unless you want to put more than one partition on the disk.
Then, use "q" to write the new partition table and exit. Then you can use the command "mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb1" to create the filesystem (for ext3), and then use the command "mount /dev/sdb1 <directory>" where <directory> is the directory on your filesystem you want to mount the disk.
You can also add an entry into /etc/fstab to make it mount at boot.
You need to format the parrtition using fdisk command first and then create a temporary label using #e2label ..then edit the /etc/fstab file and include the mount options for this new harddisk and create the mount point directory.and nwo reboot your machine
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