ExtraHD is an AddOn which ships with IPFire by default. It allows to easily plug in additional USB hard drives. If an USB hard drive is attached, it will be recognized without the need to reboot the system. The ”Found drives” during system startup are listed in the upper section of the ExtraHD configuration page. These 4 partitions are used by the system itself.
The second section lists hard drives recognized during reboot or which have been connected via USB.
In the example shown, two additional hard drives have been found. If they are already formatted with the filesystem you need, they can be directly mounted into the running system. If a partition first has to be cleaned, partitioned or formatted, please read the following steps.
If the additional hard drive(s) has/have been successfully mounted, they will show up on the ExtraHD page.
The additional storage is ideal for services, IPFire is able to offer. For example, directories for Samba- and NFS-services can be provided. The hard drive(s) can also be used for Addons like Applejuice, MLDonkey, MPFire, VDR or to transfer the logging to another hard drive