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#1 2004-10-08 23:56:04

madhattr
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Registered: 2004-05-12
Posts: 39

SATA install

Hey, i recently bought a seagate SATA hd for storage use, i already have a running linux system and wish to use the newly installed hd, what must i do to get this HD working.
I know i must format and partition this hd. but i do not know how to go about doing that in linux? any help would be greatful! thanx

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#2 2004-10-09 04:01:23

madhattr
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Registered: 2004-05-12
Posts: 39

Re: SATA install

I do not wish to install any operating system on this hd, i have no experience with sata at all. i only wish to get the hd working to the point where i can move all my mp3's on to this harddrive, i have the newest arch install, with everything up to date. I do not know what to do to test to see if my sata hd is set-up correctly. if anyone here know what i should be doing to get it to work, PLEASE let me know, it would help me out alot!  smile

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#3 2004-10-09 08:42:06

Mr Green
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From: U.K.
Registered: 2003-12-21
Posts: 5,750

Re: SATA install

does drive show up in dmesg ?

dmesg | grep sata 

search forum for threads on sata drives .....

HTH


Mr Green

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#4 2004-10-09 17:30:38

madhattr
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Registered: 2004-05-12
Posts: 39

Re: SATA install

I did the dmesg | grep sata command and this is what i got.

scsi0 : sata_sis
scsi1 : sata_sis

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#5 2004-10-10 04:50:59

iphitus
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From: Melbourne, Australia
Registered: 2004-10-09
Posts: 4,927

Re: SATA install

What do you see when you type:
"ls /dev/sd*"

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