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Poultry
Hello again. I'm using SuSe 10.1 on an Abit NF7-S Mobo and I'm trying to hook up a 300GB SATA hard drive. I've already got a 50GB IDE drive that the OS is installed on however I'd like to install the other drive as pure storage.

So how do I go about installing the drive?

In /dev/ there are hda, hda1/2/3/5/6, hdc and hdd, if that's any help.
Termina
After installing the SATA drive, it will probably show up as /dev/sda (or /dev/sdc).

Then you can use 'cfdisk' to partition the drive, and 'mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda1' to format it.
Poultry
When I try and use cfdisk on /dev/sda/ it comes up with:

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Fatal Error: Cannot Open Disk Drive


Although I can use 'mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda' on it and it goes through some process but says its just 1 partition.
Termina
Are you running the command as root? smile.gif

Please 'dmesg | grep sd' and see what comes up (post it here if you're unsure what it means).
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