Author Topic: How to prepare hard drive and media to add to system?  (Read 595 times)

canukguy1974

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How to prepare hard drive and media to add to system?
« on: May 15, 2010, 07:29:40 pm »
 I would like to transfer all my movies from my windows 7 pc to a hard drive. I would like to prepare the drive first then add to the system. I have the system up and running and I have media on my pc  and I want to format the hd and add my media (ie movies, and music) to the drive then after add it to my hybrid. This would be the easiest and fastest way to add to this drive without sending over my router. Unless anyone has a better idea I am all ears.Thanks in advance.

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Re: How to prepare hard drive and media to add to system?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2010, 05:30:21 am »
The easiest solution would be to attach the disk to a NAS, such as a DNS-323.

However, if you attach a disk to LinuxMCE, you should partition it as Linux, and format it as xfs or ext3.

I highly suggest you take the first option.

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Re: How to prepare hard drive and media to add to system?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2010, 10:20:29 pm »
For reference, there is a wiki entry on how to partition a new disk when adding it to the LMCE core that I found helpful:

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/How_should_I_format_additional_hard_drives%3F