Solaris 8 Desktop User Supplement

Creating Solaris Slices

Use the Media Slice Editor to create Solaris slices on a device. You can only create slices in a UFS file system. If you select a PCFS or UDFS file system, you will not have the option of creating Solaris slices.

After slices are created, you can use the Media Slice Editor to write UFS or UDFS file systems onto the slices. Where possible, the Media Slice Editor checks the slice values you supplied as well as the overall integrity of the slice information. For example, the editor reports errors for overlapping slices.

You can create slices by using AutoSlice or entering slice values into the Slice Details section manually.

To Use AutoSlice
  1. In the Media Format window, click Solaris Slice Editor.

  2. In the Slice Editor window, click AutoSlice.

  3. Use the spin box to increase or decrease the number of slices to be created in the Number of slices numerical text field.

  4. Click OK in the AutoSlice window.

  5. Click OK in the Slice Editor window.

  6. Click Format in the Media Format window.

To Use Slice Details
  1. Select B, K, M, or C for the slice unit in byte, kilobtye, megabyte, or cylinder.

  2. Type the slice size in the Size field.

  3. Click New.

  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each new slice. The slice number and size appears in the left side of the window.

  5. Click OK in the Slice Editor window.

  6. Click Format in the Media Format window.