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I have red-hat enterprise 6.2 and I have just bought a new hard disk for 1.7 TB. My OS doesn't seem to see that disk. I was expecting to see /dev/sdb or some new entry returned by lsblck but nothing shows up.

What this symptom could mean?

Dummy question: what's are the basic steps in this case you normally do?

Do I have to manually do the following

  1. create a new partition
  2. format the disk
  3. attach the disk
  4. mount the disk
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Open - enterprise setups are allowed on serverfault. – David Houde Jun 14 '13 at 8:51
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See whether it shows up in BIOS.

If it doesn't, then return to dealer. Getting a defective piece of equipment happens, even new equipment - it is not like the distributor tests it before sending, and even if they did it can get a rough transport. Thus, it's DOA - Dead On Arrival. Return it and get a replacement.

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You were right. We found that the hard disk was not active in the bios. This is the reason we couldn't see it at all in the OS. Thanks a lot. – Abruzzo Forte e Gentile Jun 16 '13 at 8:40

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