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System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
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1.  Managing Removable Media (Overview)

2.  Managing Removable Media (Tasks)

3.  Accessing Removable Media (Tasks)

4.  Writing CDs and DVDs (Tasks)

5.  Managing Devices (Overview/Tasks)

6.  Dynamically Configuring Devices (Tasks)

7.  Using USB Devices (Overview)

8.  Using USB Devices (Tasks)

9.  Using InfiniBand Devices (Overview/Tasks)

10.  Managing Disks (Overview)

11.  Administering Disks (Tasks)

12.  SPARC: Adding a Disk (Tasks)

13.  x86: Adding a Disk (Tasks)

x86: Adding a System Disk or a Secondary Disk (Task Map)

x86: Adding a System Disk or a Secondary Disk

x86: How to Connect a System Disk

Changing the fdisk Partition Identifier

How to Change the Solaris fdisk Identifier

x86: How to Connect a Secondary Disk and Boot

x86: Guidelines for Creating an fdisk Partition

x86: How to Create a Solaris fdisk Partition

x86: How to Create Disk Slices and Label a Disk

x86: How to Create a UFS File System

x86: How to Install a Boot Block on a System Disk

14.  Configuring iSCSI Storage Devices With COMSTAR

15.  Configuring and Managing the Solaris Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS)

16.  Managing Disk Use (Tasks)

17.  The format Utility (Reference)

18.  Managing File Systems (Overview)

19.  Creating ZFS, UFS, TMPFS, and LOFS File Systems (Tasks)

20.  Mounting and Unmounting File Systems (Tasks)

21.  Configuring Additional Swap Space (Tasks)

22.  Copying Files and File Systems (Tasks)

23.  Managing Tape Drives (Tasks)


Chapter 13

x86: Adding a Disk (Tasks)

This chapter describes how to add a disk to an x86 based system.

For information on the procedures associated with adding a disk to an x86 based system, see x86: Adding a System Disk or a Secondary Disk (Task Map).

For overview information about disk management, see Chapter 10, Managing Disks (Overview). For step-by-step instructions on adding a disk to a SPARC based system, see Chapter 12, SPARC: Adding a Disk (Tasks).

Although the procedures that describe how to add a disk and create an fdisk partition can be used with a ZFS file systems, ZFS file system is not directly mapped to a disk or a disk slice. You must create a ZFS storage pool before creating a ZFS file system. For more information, see Oracle Solaris ZFS Administration Guide.