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How to Fdisk an IDE Solaris Sparkstation 5

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How to Fdisk an IDE Solaris Sparkstation 5.

I looked in the "solaris, the complete referance" but it was not complete

It should be something like fdisk /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s2 but that is the whole disk.  I do not like the automatic partions that solaris put on the disk with solaris 9.

I would like to view the slices.
I would like to write the new slices to the size I want.
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Hi,

    Run "format" as root. "format" is "fdsik" for Solaris. You can re-partition the disk.
For more details, please do "man format".

   After repartition the disk, you need to run "newfs" to format (like format in DOS) it.

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For Solaris (SPARC) you need to use "format" -> partion to do the job as mentioned
in Wesly's comment. (Solaris x 86, can use fdisk).

You can use Solaris Software CD to boot up the system in single user mode, and then
run "format" command to partion your HD, see:
http:Q_20767459.html

for more details.

If you do fresh Solaris OS installation, you can choise "Customized" disk layout to
partion your HD instead the default "auto" layout.
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I will try this after we deside who is president
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Hi,
> I do not like the automatic partions that solaris put on the disk with solaris 9
When you install Solaris 9 from CD-ROM (Web Start), there are several options for disk layout.
Select "manual layout", highlight "/dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s2" in next window and click "customerize".
Put swap partition at the beginning (/dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0) will have better performance since it is in the inner cylinder of hard disk. Besides, your /var partition should be bigger than (your memory size x 1.5) since your systme core dump file will put
into /var/crash.

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