On 09/17/2010 11:10 PM, giovanni_re wrote:
> What's the best software tools,& configuration method, to add new disk
> drives on 10.04?
> 0) Additional 2TB hard disk drive(s), on a system with a original drive
> of size 2TB& 1.5TB. Single user desktop system.
> 0a) Spreading swap space over multiple drives to speed up
> swapping/virtualMemory is one important goal.
> 0b) Increasing user space for files is important
> - Currently have a /home partition in an extended partition (4th
> partition on drive).
> 0c) Creating some space for backup of user data from /home onto a
> different hard disk is important.
> 0.1a) Hardware:
> - AMD quad core running 64bit KUbuntu 10.04
> - ASUS mobo M3A78-T,
> - 5 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports 1 x eSATA 3Gb/s ports
> with RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 support
> http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=PaJTmB4aZ9WAYnM6&content=specifi cations
> - SDA = 2TB, SDB = 1.5TB
> 1) With an existing (ubuntu) system installed on SDA, what sw tools for
> disk format, partitioning& configuratio are best?
> 2) What formatting should be used? udev?
GParted 0.6.2.2 will do a nice job of making partitions and formatting
them and will allow you to set one bootable, if you need that.
Downloadable as an .iso.
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