Diagnostics (system test) software is included on the Tools and Drivers DVD for your workstation. A diagnostic partition is required for the diagnostic test scripts to write their log files. Without a diagnostic partition, the only output is the display on the diagnostic screens. The diagnostic partition is preinstalled on the Sun Ultra 27 Workstation. You do not need to reinstall the diagnostic partition unless you remove it. Instructions for using the diagnostics software are provided in the Sun Ultra 27 Workstation Service Manual
If you remove the diagnostic partition, you can re-create it using the Create Diagnostic Partition option on the Tools and Drivers DVD. See the Sun Ultra 27 Workstation Service Manual for instructions.
To erase all partitions on the boot hard drive except the diagnostic partition, use the Erase Primary Boot Hard Disk option on the Tools and Drivers DVD main menu.
The Erase Primary Boot Hard Disk option erases all partitions and all user data on the hard drive, except the diagnostic partition.
Be sure to back up any data you want to save on the hard drive before performing this action.
Insert the Tools and Drivers DVD into the system.
When the main menu appears, select the Erase Primary Boot Hard Disk option from the Tools and Drivers DVD main menu.
This option erases all partitions currently located on the primary hard drive, except for the diagnostic partition. The diagnostic partition, if it is present, remains untouched.
When prompted, confirm that you wish to delete the partitions.
When prompted, press any key to reboot the system.