> and I'm wondering how to get access to it. When I do 'df -h' it only
> lists my primary drive, boot, and swap. How might I find which /dev/* it
df only lists mounted partitions that you have access to.
As suggested, you want fdisk -l. I'll add that your drive is _probably_
either hdb or hdf
The methods suggested will work, but you can also look at what your kernel
If you have a boot.log (/var/log/boot.log) it's probably in there. If not,
shortly after booting run dmesg and look at what it says about your hard
drives. On my box, for example:
hda: CREATIVE CD-RW RW8439E, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdb: CD-950E/TKU, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdf: MAXTOR 6L040J2, ATA DISK drive
hdf: 78177792 sectors (40027 MB) w/1819KiB Cache, CHS=77557/16/63, UDMA(100)
hdb: ATAPI 52X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache, DMA
I have a CD-RW on hda, a CD-ROM on hdb, and a hard drive on hdf.
(I have no hde, and no "master" hard drive. It died, and the system still
worked after I pulled it out, so I just left things as they are... :)
Anyway, once you see the results of that, it should be immediately obvious
to you which one is your "missing" hard drive.
Quote:> And how would I make it auto mount on startup? And finally, if it needs
> formatting, as I imagine it should, how would I go about that too?
As mentioned by others, that's a function of /etc/fstab
Before answering the question about formatting, we really need to know
what's already there, and what you want to keep, if anything. If you want
to wipe everything out and start fresh, then what do you intend to do with
the drive? How big is it? How many partitions do you want there?
You need to give some thought to how you want it partitioned, then you can
partition it, format the partition(s) and mount it/them wherever you want
by adding new entries to /etc/fstab.
Michael McIntyre USDA zone 6b in SW VA, USA
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