I am going to put an additional (non-USB) hard drive in my system. I already have Ubuntu on my other hard drive so I do not want to install Ubuntu on the additional drive but only use it for storage. How do I add the additional hard drive to my Ubuntu system, e.g. make Ubuntu recognize it and mount it properly?
There is a good description how to add another drive here:
Basically you have to partition the new disk, create a file system on it and then mount it. Thats is the easy way. Another way would be to use lvm and create virtual disks on the new drive. That would give you more flexibility:
The easiest and user-friendly way is probably to use
Then you create partitions, by setting their size and type.
After you are done creating your partitions (most likely it will be just one
At this step you already know what names your new partition(-s) have. If not sure, following command will remind you about existing drives and partitions on them:
This will output something like this (intentionally skipped
Output states, that your new partition is
2.1 Create a mount point
2.2 Edit /etc/fstab
And add following to the end of the file:
2.3 Mount partition
Last step and you're done!