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> Cannot find second hard disk, Suse Linux fails to find or mount disk
post Jun 8 2009, 04:32 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I have two hard disks in my computer. One is 500 GB, the other 1 TB. I have Win XP and Suse Linux ver 10.3 installed on the 500 GB disk. No problem.

I can access the Windows partition of that 500 GB disk from Linux. No problem.

The hardware setup in Linux says the other disk exists. But won't list it as a mountable drive or access it or files on it.

My question: how do I access the second hard disk? Is it too large for Linux to mount? Is there a workaround? Or is it something else causing it? I did add the 1 TB disk after Linux was installed. Would this affect it?
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post Jun 8 2009, 11:30 AM
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How is the drive partitioned and formated? What type of drive i.e USB SATA, IDE etc.

You need to add a line to the /etc/fstab file. You can find lots of help by googling but in a nutshell a fstab line is:
<device id> <mount point> <filesystem type> <mount options> dump fsck


/dev/sda1 /media/disk1 ext3 default 0 0

See man pages for mount and fstab for additional help. You need to create a directory to use as a mount point. To see a list of how all of your drives are partitio0ned use the fdisk command (you must be root)
fdisk -l (that is a small L)
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