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Re: Adding an Extra Hard Disk

Charlie Brady

Re: Adding an Extra Hard Disk
« on: July 26, 2000, 09:22:56 PM »
ColinH wrote (on the New User Forum):

> This might be outside the remits of the forum, but how do I go about
> adding an extra hard disk. I've been learning Linux for a couple of
> months and have not yet found an article on how to add an extra
> hard disk.

This isn't really an e-smith question per se, but a Linux system administration question. The e-smith server and gateway is currently a single disk only system, but if you have sufficient linux knowledge, you may customise it as you wish - and we have documentation to help you at http://www.e-smith.org/custom/.

To replace your current disk with a larger disk, you should read
http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/mini/Hard-Disk-Upgrade.html, or, if you have sufficient space on one of your client machines, you could backup your e-smith system using the standard GUI, replace the hard drive in your server, perform a fresh install of e-smith 4.0 on the new system, then use the restore function to restore your e-smith system configuration, user accounts and ibays and user files.

If you wish to customise your system to have more than one hard drive, then you should find the information you need on the web - start with the Linux System Administrators Guide -

The standard e-smith server and gateway may one day include a feature to make use of a second drive - but that feature is nowhere near the top of the current TODO list.




Re: Adding an Extra Hard Disk
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2000, 03:03:44 PM »

Many thanks...I'm going to try the link provided now.

It really is a superb product...I'd recommend it to anyone

Kind regards


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Access Control Group - UBS Warburgs
Perot Systems Inc

Hasan Muhammad

Re: Adding an Extra Hard Disk
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2000, 02:31:52 AM »
Just a word of warning to the unwary...

If there is a second hard drive in the computer when e-smith is installed,

At least it happened to me in a system with two SCSI drives.