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Old 09-02-2009
mounting 2nd hard drive

Sun 280R, Solaris 5.8....

I have inserted a 2nd hard drive on my system. 'format' recognized the disk, but I cannot figure out how to access the disk. Any help is appreciated!
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Old 09-02-2009
If you can see the disk in format then where is the issue, partition the slice, label it and then exit from format. Place ufs file system with newfs, put the entry in /etc/vfstab, mount it and use it

Last edited by kumarmani; 09-03-2009 at 09:47 AM..
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Old 09-02-2009
type these commands

# format
(select the disk)


(give us the output)


select a slice that is not being used

for example slice4

choose the size of the slice

type y to confirm

quit out of the format utility

newfs /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s4 <--whatever your disk is

NOW you can mount

mount /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s4 /mnt

I'm a pretty big newb myself, but I just performed those steps myself
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Old 09-03-2009
when u have a new disk none of the slices are used. Usually s2 is the backup slice.

As an exercise you can put all on slice 0. After that you need to label your disk to store the configuration. Then put a new filesystem on the created slice 0

newfs /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s0

make an entry in the vfstab

vi /etc/vfstab
/dev/dsk/c1t0d0s0      /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s0      /test   ufs     2       no     -

create the mountpoint

mkdir /test

mount the new disk

mount /test

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