OpenSUSE Install :: How To Partition And Format Second Hard Drive

Sep 6, 2010

I just added a 2nd SATA drive to my openSuse 11.2 desktop. What do I do now to partition and format? I want to partition some of the new drive for linux, and leave some of it unpartitioned for Windows (I dual boot). I want to leave my existing 1st drive as is. What tool do I use? How do I proceed?

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Apr 17, 2010

I just wonder how to best partition a harddrive with essential folders.

My current installation has a layout like this.

The rest is in '/' integrated.

Does it make sense to give more folders a own partition? And if so, how much should you apply to each folder?

There are 2 users on the computer and there is nothing special or big installed.

I have currently 2 more harddrives which host music/picture & movie data's.

The reason for my question is just that i want to save my data in case of one folder failing.

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Jun 23, 2010

An upgrade %100 pwnd my system: I performed an upgrade to Lucid from Karmic and I lost my keyboard input and sound etc etc etc. I then made a Karmic boot-run/install CD, & a USB startup stick. I then backed up my important information on flashdrives etc. At this point in time I have 2 partitions one with my old user account & info on it, and the other as a new (re)installed Karmic partition. My question is: What is the procedure for:

a) formatting the drive,
b) not keeping the 2 partitions, and
c) re-installing Ubuntu (karmic) back onto it?

I have GParted ( but I can't see how to use it to format ), and I have no clue how to format the Drive from either within the GUI or at the command-line. How do I format & re-install Ubuntu? What is the sequence or steps? I can probably do the re-install intuitively but I'm concerned there may be Ubuntu tricks I don't know about! Also- does this 2 partition thing cause any complications to formatting?? So honestly my question is simply how to format the drive from within the system.

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Apr 15, 2010

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mkfs.vfat /dev/sdc1

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Mar 20, 2010

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Also, even if I manage to move it, will Windows still work on the new drive in a larger partition? I've had this laptop for quite a while, and I've lost the recovery discs that came with it a long time ago. I also have a lot of software without CDs to reinstall them with. This makes not reinstalling Windows a high priority.

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Mar 23, 2010

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I was recently forced to do a reinstall of OpenSUSE. As part of that I backed up the folders I needed to keep. The installation however didn't format the 'Home' partition though. At first I thought it was nice, but I've run into trouble with a program I most definately need to get working. So my plan is to re-install yet again.

how to make the install format the root partition I think it is, and the 'home' partition, so I can start fresh.

To further complicate things My laptop (which this is happening on) is dual booting between OpenSUSE and Windows 7. It is VERY important that the windows partitions remain.

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Jan 18, 2010

So I tried adding a new, 2nd hard drive to my Ubuntu 9.04 desktop for some additional storage and only managed to kill my system so that it won't boot up anymore (I just get a blinking cursor after the BIOS does its thing).I could sure use a little help getting back to a functioning system, and then adding the second drive. I tried following the instructions from this link to add the 2nd drive:

(So the forum rules won't let me post the link, neato. Here it is with spaces added):
h t t p s : / / h e l p . u b u n t u . c o m / c o m m u n i t y / I n s t a l l i n g A N e w H a r d D r i v e

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May 20, 2011

This is my situation, I had installed Ubuntu in my whole drive in 640Gig. Now, I want to partition it, without affecting my Ubuntu operating system. I just want 320Gig for my Ubuntu and 320 for my Windows.

I know how partition using Windows but from Linux, that I don't know.

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I wanted to get started with Ubuntu so I partitioned an external hard drive with Ubuntu 11.04 onto it. After finding out my computer couldn't but up from a external hard drive I wanted to format my drive. When I plugged it into my computer, Windows would not recognize it. I then dual booted Ubuntu 11.04 onto my laptop and attached my drive. Ubuntu found it a recognized it as 3 separate disks. I then opened up disk utility and told it to format the drive. After clicking a couple "OKs" I got an error message: An error occured while performing an operation on "500 GB Hard Disk" (Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex): The device is busy I clicked details and got:One or more partitions are busy on /dev/sdb. I was wondering what I could do since it isn't doing anything in the first place. I just want to format the whole thing.

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Apr 8, 2010

I have a server with 3 hard drives

1 400GB
2 1TB

The 400GB has the OS and SWAP while the 1TB are going to be used as storage....

Now for the problem, when I have both the 1TB drives in I can not format or mount either 1TB drives. Says Device is in use or "The device file '/dev/sdc1' does not exist"

Now if I take one of the 1TB drives out I can format, partition, and mount it no problem...it only seems to be a problem when both drives are connected...

Ubuntu Server Linux 9.10

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Aug 29, 2010

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Sep 8, 2010

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barry@vm1:~$ sudo lshw -C disk
*-disk
description: SCSI Disk
product: ST173404 CLAR72
vendor: SEAGATE
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sdb
version: 3A98
serial: 3CE0SRYL00007142FHAW
capacity: 67GiB (72GB)
capabilities: 10000rpm
configuration: ansiversion=3
barry@vm1:~$ sudo fdisk /dev/sdb
Unable to read /dev/sdb .....

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Oct 12, 2010

can't find an answer for this here or elsewhere. I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop with no problems...until now. I bought a Seagate portable drive for backup/extra storage purposes. When I plug in the drive and start up Disk Utility, it recognizes the Drive and whatnot, but when I click "Format Drive" I end up (after clicking through the warnings) with an error message stating:Error Formatting DriveAn error occurred while performing an operation on "640 GB Hard Disk" (Seagate Portable):The device is busyI clicked for details, which resulted in:One or more partitions are busy on /dev/sdb(Not that detailed, if you ask me.)I then entered the command line (a scary place for someone who came over from OSX) Code:sudo lshw -C diskgave me this info about the hard drive I'm trying to format:

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*-disk
description: SCSI Disk

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I've got this hard drive that I know that is formatted to either ext3 or ext4, but I want to find out which format it is. I'm unfamiliar with many commands, I tried 'fdisk -l' but it didn't yield any useful information to me. Is there a command wherein I can easily find out the format of disks?

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Nov 3, 2010

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