hi guys Just wondering how many hard dirves ubuntu supports?

Asked by doodarc on 2009-05-03

Hi, I have installed Ubuntu on a 5 gigabyte hard drive and only have 2 gig free and i was wondering if
you can have two hard drives one as a primary master and the other as a primary slave. if any one hase 2 or more hard drives running id be pleased to know how you got it working in that way.

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Siyan Panayotov (xsisqox) said : #1

Yes, this is absolutely possible. No difference if you use 1, 2 or 5 ... i had a second HDD and it was all ok :) Just make sure, that your machine boots from the one you want (the Ubuntu's one I hope :) )

Siyan Panayotov (xsisqox) said : #2

Oh, forgot to mention .. you just plug the new drive, (adjust booting settings in the bios), and everything else will be handled automaticly .. you can install a program like "NTFS Configuration Tool" if the partitions are NTFS.

Tom (tom6) said : #3

lol, it's easy really. I'm sure each of us has a different idea of how to do this best. :) That's just the way it is in linux. There's such a huge flexibility and each way has different advantages/weaknesses so we each get quite excited about our own way.

Ubuntu needs at least 8Gb but it's very cramped with that 10Gb is much better. If you've managed to squeeze it into 5Gb and it boots up to a working desktop then you might want to find out how to move your "/home" folder onto your slave drive and how to modify fstab to set that up properly.

It's unclear which version of Ubuntu you are using as i guess it must be quite an old one? It would be better to install Ubuntu 9.04 onto your slave drive and then use some of the space on the 5Gb drive as linux-swap space.

Please let us know which version you are trying to use? ;)
Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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