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    extra partition

    I created an extra partition when I installed knoppix hda5 to store documents that I would like to keep if I had to reinstall knoppix
    but it does not show on my desktop I specified ext 3 in fdisk
    how do I initialize it or mount it so I can use it?

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    Re: extra partition

    Quote Originally Posted by dougvega
    I created an extra partition when I installed knoppix hda5 to store documents that I would like to keep if I had to reinstall knoppix
    but it does not show on my desktop I specified ext 3 in fdisk
    how do I initialize it or mount it so I can use it?
    Specifying a filesystem in a partitoning utility only provides a label. The partition must still be formatted afterall you can't actually mount a partition but rather you mount the filesystem. For ext3 do this:

    mke2fs -j /dev/hda5

    Then you can mount the partition.

    mount /dev/hda /mnt/point

    If you want it done automatically then you just need to add a line to /etc/fstab. Surely there is an example in that file already.

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