||Physically install your hard drive.
||You will need to turn off your Linux system to do this, so you should notify your users of the expected down time.
||Prepare the drive according to the manufacturer's guidelines.
||For a SCSI drive, this might involve low-level formatting of the drive from the SCSI controller's BIOS.
||Create the hard drive's partition table using the fdisk or cfdisk programs.
||As you create partitions, you will add both Linux ext2 and swap partitions.
||Initialize the new ext2 partitions with the mke2fs command.
|| This command places filesystem information onto the partition so that you can store data there. The syntax of this command is
mke2fs <partition>; for example,
||Initialize the new
swap partitions with the mkswap command.
|This command prepares the swap space for Linux's use. The syntax of this command is
mkswap <partition>; for example,
/etc/fstab, adding new entries for the partitions.
| For example, to add an automounting floppy drive you would add the line
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy ext2 noauto,owner 0 0 to the
||Make the directories for each of the mount points you specified in
|To make a directory, use the command
mkdir <directory name>.
||To gain immediate access to your new filesystems, mount them with the
|The syntax of this command is
mount <partition>; for example,
||Enable the new
swap partitions using
-a enables all swap found in the