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|Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Installation Guide: Custom JumpStart and Advanced Installations|
IDE disk drives do not automatically map out bad blocks like other drives supported by Solaris software. Before installing Solaris on an IDE disk, you might want to perform a surface analysis on the disk. To perform surface analysis on an IDE disk, follow this procedure.
Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.
Is the controller number
Is the device number
If a Solaris fdisk partition already exists, proceed to Step 7.
If a Solaris fdisk partition does not exist, use the fdisk command to create a Solaris partition on the disk.
Is read, write, or compare
If format finds bad blocks, it remaps them.
If no, go to Step 13.
If yes, type: