Adding a hard disk

Kipton Moravec kip at
Wed Jan 17 23:40:47 UTC 2007

You know what, there is not a "how to" or tutorial on how to add a hard
disk to an existing Ubuntu system.

Here is what has happened so far:

Looked at the Ubuntu Wiki did not find anything.
Looked at the Desktopguide.pdf
There it says to use Gtparted. Of course Gtparted is not on my computer.
The Desktopguide says to get it using Add/Remove under Applications.
Can't find it. So went to Synaptic package manager, found it and
installed it, and the menu item came up automagicly under System ->
Administration. (I like it did that!)

I set the Disklabel as an MS-DOS name. That I do not understand, but I
guess it is safe. Then I made a partition. Of course it first asks what
filesystem I want. My other disk uses reiserfs, but to be safe I called
a friend and he recommended ext3. I am easy, so I made it ext3. I did
not see any comparison of file systems, it might be nice with a
recommendation on what to use for what situation.

So I have a 372.61 GB ext3 partition on /dev/hdc. Now what do I do?

I can't see what to do next. I want to mount it as /home/backup

Do I have to format it first? How?

What is the exact mount command to mount it?

Where or in what file do I put the mount command so it will
automatically mount when the computer is booted?

I am close, but do not see what to do to finish the install. 
Kipton Moravec <kip at>

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