Add a second drive to TCD540080

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  1. bb30994

    bb30994 New Member

    Nov 1, 2004
    (I apologize for making a new thread when the answer is probably already here, but I can't figure out a good way to make search do what I want it to.)

    I have both a TCD540080 and TCD540040 and have decided not to pay the service charges on one of them. Instead, I'm trying to add the 40 drive to the 80 machine with the help of a bracket (etc.) from weaknees. Physical installation went fine but there's a step missing.

    1) Presumably I need to repartition/reformat the second drive so it can be mounted by the OS on the first drive. I can deal with booting from an iso, if that's required but I'm confused about which one to use. I can also have PartitionMagic in Windows which may be able to do that directly, depending on what format is needed.

    2) Do I need to hack the existing drive to add the appropriate mount command somewhere or will it find the drive and take care of it without modifications. The software is up to date with the recent upgrade to 9.1.L5-01-2-648 if that matters.
  2. rbtravis

    rbtravis New Member

    Aug 9, 2005
    Parker, Co....
    you have to download the CD from and follow the directions on the website .
  3. cr33p

    cr33p New Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor MI
    All you need to do is hook up both drives and run mfsadd. I would suggest using WinMFS, all you need to do is select drive A and then drive B " being the newly added drive" then click on tools->mfsadd, and voila you are all set.

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