Adding a drive

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Mon Apr 5 14:40:33 BST 2010

On 04/04/10 18:17, Jonas Norlander wrote:
> 2010/4/3 Basil Chupin<blchupin at>:
>> On 03/04/10 03:58, Jonas Norlander wrote:
>>> 2010/4/2 Basil Chupin<blchupin at>:
>>>> I am using Kubuntu Karmic.
>>>> If I was to add another HD to my system, how do I go about doing this
>>>> especially formatting it and giving it a mount point for fstab (eg, /data)?
>>>> As far as I can see there is no partitioner in Kubuntu. (I had to format a
>>>> flash memory stick yesterday and had to use another distro to do this, but
>>>> can this be done in Kubuntu?)
>>>> Thanks for any advice.
>>>> BC
>>> You can install partitionmanager which is a KDE program or gparted
>>> which is a Gnome program. Both let you manipulate partition and format
>>> them.
>>> / Jonas
>> Many thanks!
>> Is partionmanager the same as the one used during the installation of
>> Kubuntu when the HDs are recognised, formatted and the information
>> written to fstab or is there another application which the installer
>> uses? In asking this I am asking if after partitioning and formatting a
>> drive do I then to manually add it to fstab or will partitionmanager do
>> this for me (as it is done during the original installation stage of
>> Kubuntu)?
> I don't think they are the same and if I remember right you have to
> manually edit your /etc/fstab. But thats not that difficult, check the
> partitions UUID with the blkid command and add something like this to
> your fstab: UUID=f2433f1a-5b15-4d50-976e-30e45eeeae11 /
> ext4    relatime,errors=remount-ro 0       1
> See "man fstab" for more information.
> / Jonas

Thanks for this, but do you know of any reasons why the partitioner in 
the install process is not retained in the installed system? I mean, it 
is there to begin with when Kubuntu/Ubuntu is being installed so why not 
have it appear in the installed system?


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