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# 1  
Old 09-11-2009
unused disk space

i Have alloted 20G in my vmware for solaris 10, upon installation, and some distribution of disk space to /,/opt,swap i just use 19G.

Can i still use the 1G? How? how to see the 1G? that i did not use? how can i use it?

appreciate your responce
# 2  
Old 09-11-2009
Hi,

By using format command, create a slice of 1 GB. Mount it somewhere and start using. You will only be able to create the slice of 1 GB if you are having that much free space.

Please let us know if it doesn't resolve.

Thanks,
Deepak
# 3  
Old 09-11-2009
after i use format,partition,label,quit,quit

then i run fsck -y to / and to the newly created partition.
then i reboot

then this is the result

GRUB

my box doesnt boot up anymore
# 4  
Old 09-11-2009
I doubt there is 1 GB unallocated. It's likely either rounding errors or GB vs GiB.

Last edited by jlliagre; 09-11-2009 at 04:59 AM.. Reason: Too late, I'm afraid blindingly following a dubious advice broke you installation.
# 5  
Old 09-11-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenshinhimura
i Have alloted 20G in my vmware for solaris 10, upon installation, and some distribution of disk space to /,/opt,swap i just use 19G.

Can i still use the 1G? How? how to see the 1G? that i did not use? how can i use it?

appreciate your responce
How did you determine that your usable space in only 19G?.. Which cylinders spans "unused" 1G?.. The space, you've just formatted maybe had stored some system information...
# 6  
Old 09-11-2009
ok, since i was stuck in GRUB, after i reboot the system. I reinstall again.
then i intent to use 25G, then i just use 20G of it.

so there is still 5G right??
then format,partition, etc..
then i mounted the 5G to new mount point..

then when you df -k,its all their..you can also write to the new file system..
but the problem is,, when i reboot the server, i was stuck in GRUB?

GRUB


doesnt boot up anymore...why is that
# 7  
Old 09-11-2009
It would help if you provide precise information about what exactly you did and how.

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