Slave Drive (resend)

Wayne Smith AdminPublisher at earthlink.net
Sat Feb 16 17:58:29 UTC 2008


Karl Larsen wrote:
> Wulfy wrote:
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>> Wayne Smith wrote:
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>>> The master drive (drive A) is where I have Ubuntu installed. I am trying 
>>> to use the slave drive (drive B) separately from the master drive as 
>>> storage for my files. The reason why is so that my files will be safe 
>>> should I ever have to reformat the master drive and reinstall Ubuntu. 
>>> The slave drive seems to have mounted separately, but the mount point is 
>>> in /media/slave under the filesystem.
>>>     
>>>       
>     Your current Ubuntu will not be running when you re-install so the 
> hard drive on /media/slave/ will not be mounted. Therefore it will be 
> impossible to format the Slave with the Main hard drive.
>
>
> Karl
>
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>>> My question to you is: Even though it is listed in the filesystem, will 
>>> the slave drive be affected if I have to reinstall Ubuntu on the Master 
>>> Drive??? And, if it will, how do I separate the two drives from each 
>>> other???
>>>
>>>   
>>>     
>>>       
>> In any Linux system, there is only one file system.  Everything that can 
>> be accessed must be in that file system, hence it's mounted somewhere.
>>
>> When you format a *partition* (not a file system), it's not part of the 
>> file system any more, until you put that partition back into the filing 
>> system by mounting it.  In fact, formatting *creates* the file system to 
>> use.
>>
>> Bottom line, if you don't format the partition with your /home directory 
>> on it, it's safe.
>>
>> HTH
>>
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So you're saying that I can reformat the master drive and the slave 
drive will be safe. That answers my question. Thanks.




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