Mounting two hard drives

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Mounting two hard drives

Postby Izaiah1 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:22 am

I have two hard drives installed in my new computer. One is an ssd 120GB and the other is a seagate 1 TB. I am using linux mint and I want to use the ssd as a primary and the other for storage. I am fairly uninformed on basics of how to do this as far as partitions and what to allocate etc. I want to do this carefully so my data is backed up and my operating system(linux mint) works good. Thanks

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Re: Mounting two hard drives

Postby WharfRat » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:54 am

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Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)

Create partitions if necessary using gparted.

That app is not installed by default so sudo apt-get install gparted will install it.

The recommended filesystem is ext4.

After setting up a partition or partitions you will have to give yourself permission to copy files to them as root will be the initial owner.

Get your partition(s) setup the post back for follow-up instructions :wink:
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Re: Mounting two hard drives

Postby Spearmint2 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:42 pm

Easiest way to mount a drive is open the file manager and do it there.
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Re: Mounting two hard drives

Postby ShadowMessiah » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:04 pm

if you already have it formatted and have data on it, and it's a file system readable by Mint, you should be able to simply go in to the file manager and select the drive under "Devices". See screenshot below:


If it's not there, the drive maybe corrupted. Or needs to be formatted. If the latter, follow the instructions from the first reply and get gParted.

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