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About This Book

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)

What's New in Disk Management?

Identifying Devices by Physical Locations

Multiple Disk Sector Size Support

Two-Terabyte Disk Support for Installing and Booting the Oracle Solaris OS

iSNS Support in the Solaris iSCSI Target and Initiator

Solaris COMSTAR iSCSI Support

x86: Disk Management in the GRUB Boot Environment

Support for SCSI Disks That are Larger Than 2 Terabytes

Where to Find Disk Management Tasks

Overview of Disk Management

Disk Terminology

About Disk Labels

EFI Disk Label

Comparison of the EFI Label and the VTOC Label

Restrictions of the EFI Disk Label

Support for EFI-Labeled Disks on x86 Systems

Installing a System With an EFI-Labeled Disk

Managing Disks With EFI Disks Labels

Troubleshooting Problems With EFI Disk Labels

About Disk Slices

Disk Slices

Using Raw Data Slices

format Utility

When to Use the format Utility

Guidelines for Using the format Utility

Formatting a Disk

Partitioning a Disk

Partition Table Terminology

Displaying Partition Table Information

Using the Free Hog Slice

11.  Administering Disks (Tasks)

12.  SPARC: Setting Up Disks (Tasks)

13.  x86: Setting Up Disks (Tasks)

14.  Configuring Storage Devices With COMSTAR

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

16.  The format Utility (Reference)

17.  Managing File Systems (Overview)

18.  Creating and Mounting File Systems (Tasks)

19.  Configuring Additional Swap Space (Tasks)

20.  Copying Files and File Systems (Tasks)

21.  Managing Tape Drives (Tasks)


Chapter 10

Managing Disks (Overview)

This chapter provides overview information about Oracle Solaris disk slices and introduces the format utility.

This is a list of overview information in this chapter.

For instructions on how to add a disk to your system, see Chapter 12, SPARC: Setting Up Disks (Tasks) or Chapter 13, x86: Setting Up Disks (Tasks).