How do I mount a slaved hard drive?

Important Notes:

  • This guide is for customers who have purchased the slave drive option for a reinstall.  This will show you how to mount the slave drive to begin pulling your data over to the new hard drive.
Getting Started:


  1. Check to see how many drives are installed: You can do this using the fdisk command.

    [root@default]# fdisk -l | grep '^Disk

    You should see output similar to the following:

    Disk /dev/sda: 251.0 GB, 251000193024 bytes
    Disk /dev/sdb: 251.0 GB, 251000193024 bytes
  2. Mount the new disk using the mount command:

    First, you'll need to create a mount point. We'll use /disk1. This is where we'll mount /dev/sdb1. Enter the following commands:

    [root@default]# mkdir /disk1
    [root@default]# mount /dev/sdb1 /disk1
    [root@default]# df -H
  3. Edit /etc/fstab so the new drive will automatically mount to /disk1 on reboot

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