How to mount second hard drive in CentOS 5.x

I was trying to mount second drive in my server which was connected via usb, so I thought to post it here as well

# fsdisk -l
to see the list of drives in server..
second drive will most probably will be sdb
1) Make its partition

# fdisk /dev/sdb
press n
press p
press w

2) format drive with ext3

# msfck -t ext3 /dev/sdb1

3) Now make directory where you want to mount it

# mkdir /disk2

4) mount drive

# mount /dev/sdb1 /disk2

5) Edit fstab so that drive will mount after reboot

put enter

/dev/sdb1 /disk3 ext3 default 0 1

And enjoy 🙂

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  1. Thanks, out of all the stupid places that couldnt give me a good answer of doing this. Yours is the best thank you!

  2. Good help, worked for me to thanks.


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