How to create new partitions in solaris,from the raw disk?


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How to create new partitions in solaris,from the raw disk?

Hi all,

I would like to know how to make new partitions....
I currently have allocated 60G for various slices (I have totally used 4 out of 7 available slices...

I am running only solaris on my box.
My plan is to have entire disk dedicated to solaris and run other OS from within solaris(virtualbox)....if the need ever arises,that is!!!

This is the first time and attempting this ,so could you please help me out

Thanks
# 2  
it's not clear what you want to do with your disk? but for make new partitions you need "format". but if your disk is full, you need a new disk... so, a little more info will be usefull!
# 3  
if you've used up all 60GB then what's the remaining.? u using a 73GB disk? at the most u can assign another 8GB of space to another partition. 6 and 7 umight not be using since no space left.
Yes u will use format utility to specify ur cylinder size
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Oh, i regret my mistake...

I have a 250G Hd,
i had windows installed which occupied some 10G, but i dont have it anymore...
Earlier i had installed solaris and i thought i might use windows, so only allocated 60G for it...
But now i feel i can run windows on Virtualbox , so i am planning on formatting the remaining part of my HD and use it for solaris itself....

Could you now tell me how i need to go about it....

PS:windows is no more existing on my system, id rather have it on Vbox
# 5  
then no issues,
just continue to create slice 4 5 6 and 7 , resize the partiton as needed. since u have not instALLED THE OS YET, u can re-format the whole drive (starting from cylinder 0 onwards), and so on.
eg
Part tag flag cylinders size
0 root wm 0 - 12 129.19MB
1 swap wu 13 - 25 129.19MB
2 backup wu 0 - 14086 136.71GB
3 unassigned wm 0 0
4 unassigned wm 0 0
5 unassigned wm 0 0
6 usr wm 26 - 14086 136.36GB
7 unassigned wm 0 0



The drive is already formatted. Just change the partitions using the format command -> par -> select slice -> label the disk and you are done.
Remember - partition 2 is the whole disk, don't change this partition!!
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Incredible, please read the rules. Use full sentences and correctly spelled words when posting.
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Just to be on the safer side, i have pasted my partition table, pls have a look at it and tell me how i need to proceed.....I dont want to screw up my system as i have data that will be too costly for me,if i lose it and its too huge for a backup!!!!
Code:
Part      Tag    Flag     Cylinders        Size            Blocks
  0       root    wm       3 - 3190       24.42GB    (3188/0/0)  51215220
  1       home    wm    3191 - 4465        9.77GB    (1275/0/0)  20482875
  2     backup    wm       0 - 7646       58.58GB    (7647/0/0) 122849055
  3 unassigned    wm    4466 - 5740        9.77GB    (1275/0/0)  20482875
  4       swap    wu    5741 - 5995        1.95GB    (255/0/0)    4096575
  5 unassigned    wm    5996 - 7640       12.60GB    (1645/0/0)  26426925
  6 unassigned    wm       0               0         (0/0/0)            0
  7 unassigned    wm       0               0         (0/0/0)            0
  8       boot    wu       0 -    0        7.84MB    (1/0/0)        16065
  9 alternates    wu       1 -    2       15.69MB    (2/0/0)        32130

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