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Old 01-12-2012
How to make Multiple partitions in a slice (solaris sparc 10)?

I am using Solaris Sparc 10,and facing some issues.

HD:80gb ; Root = 11gb(currently using) , I have made a parttition in the c0t0d0s2 slice(which is of 60gb & the partition tag is 'usr'),and I have done newfs on -> /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s2 which is mounted on /export (having ufs filesystem).

Now the fact is I want to make multiple partitions in the slice /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s2.

Device to mount Mount Pnt Size
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s2 /export/a or /a 7.5gb
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s2 /export/b or /b 7.5gb
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s2 /c 6gb

Kindly advice how to resolve this matter.

With Regards
Tirtha
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Old 01-12-2012
You must bring the slice under solaris volume manager and create soft partitions out of it.
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Old 01-12-2012
^

It'll be very helpful,if you show the steps......
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Old 01-12-2012
Maybe you do not care, but traditionally on Solaris SPARC, slice 2, in your case - /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s2, is assumed to represent the whole disk and a number of utilities assume that this is the case. It's tag is normally backup.

Last edited by fpmurphy; 01-13-2012 at 10:42 AM..
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Old 01-13-2012
Bug

first of all,slice 2 shows entire disk and tagged as backup........to use more slice than 7 slices in solaris you have to use SVM in solaris to create thousand of slices from a particular physical slices...



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Old 01-13-2012
It depends on the disk label whether s2 represents the whole disk depends or not.

SMI Label : s2 represents whole disk
EFI label : s2 is just another slice available for data

As a side note:
S2 is always defined as an "overlap" partition on SMI labeled disk. This way it can span the whole disk while other slices are present as well. On a EFI disk, overlap is not allowed so it's not possible to create slices that span the whole disk and have other slices defined as well.
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Old 01-13-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by petervg
It depends on the disk label whether s2 represents the whole disk depends or not.

SMI Label : s2 represents whole disk
EFI label : s2 is just another slice available for data
Indeed. However with an 80G disk and a UFS filesystem, it is more likely to be a SMI label.

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