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Re: Configuring 2nd Drive

To: "Steven Smith" <sccsmith@concentric.net>, "Linux SGI" <linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: Configuring 2nd Drive
From: "Steven Smith" <sccsmith@concentric.net>
Date: Sun, 8 Aug 1999 09:06:44 -0500
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Problem corrected...... I'm up now. Thanks to those who would have replied.
-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Smith <sccsmith@concentric.net>
To: Linux SGI <linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>
Date: Sunday, August 08, 1999 8:02 AM
Subject: Configuring 2nd Drive

Configure your disks

With IRIX tools, create an EFS partition on your Linux disk. Use command fx to do that. I recommend that you create the default "root" layout on the disk (provided you have the whole second disk for Linux). At this point, a swap partition won't be recognized. Yes, we're working on it. The installer does include fdisk, although it is untested.
 
 
I have used fx to create to root layout on my second drive, but when I use disk manager to try and make the EFS file system, Disk manager changes my partition back to a user partition. I can get linux to install doing that but linux cannot mount drive on reboot. Questions :
 
1. How do I get mkfs_efs to work using xterm window?
2. Where is there more information about configuring 2nd drive? I have read the web page about the mini-HOWTO, but I don't have a CDROM drive and my screen doesn't have the menu's that is referred to in the HOWTO.
 
 
Thanks,
Steven
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