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mypc - Temporary harddisk

Since I'm still waiting for hard disk prices to go down ??? I decided to temporarily increase my hard disk space by installing an old 2.5" hdd. The first trick would be opening the case of this Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo. Although I did notice the tabs on both sides of the case, it took me a while to figure out I had to slide the cover forward instead of back (i.e. away from the motherboard connectors).

After that I was not suprised to find there was no mounting point for 2.5" hdd, but I just drilled 4 holes in the bottom of the mounting plate for the optical drive and used motherboard spacers to secure the hdd.

The server booted properly and "df -h" shows 71G size, 8.6G available. Using "fdisk -l" (with sudo) I can indeed now see two disks:

/dev/sda: 80.0 GB


/dev/sdb: 120.0 GB

the latter has 3 "windowie" partitions (i.e. NTFS and W95 Extended), so I'm pretty sure I can safely format that one.

sudo fdisk /dev/sdb
p prints the "windowie" partitions again
I dynamically remove these and add a new primary partition

Now I use webmin > hardware > partitions on local disks > edit partition to
create an ext3 filesystem
mount it to /mnt/disk120g (I also choose "save and mount on boot")

Now "df -h" also shows /dev/sdb1 111G size, 105G available!

Finally, I create a symlink:
ln -s /mnt/disk120g/ temp120g

by Martin @ 13:47 3 November 2012