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1.  Managing Removable Media (Tasks)

2.  Writing CDs and DVDs (Tasks)

3.  Managing Devices (Tasks)

4.  Dynamically Configuring Devices (Tasks)

5.  Managing USB Devices (Tasks)

6.  Using InfiniBand Devices (Overview/Tasks)

7.  Managing Disks (Overview)

What's New in Disk Management?

Support for Booting From EFI (GPT) Labeled Disks

Installation Support on Large Disks

Advanced Format Disk Support

Where to Find Disk Management Tasks

Overview of Disk Management

Disk Terminology

About Disk Labels

EFI (GPT) Disk Label

Comparison of the EFI Label and the VTOC Label

Restrictions of the EFI Disk Label

x86: Support for EFI-Labeled Disks

Installing a System With an EFI-Labeled Disk

Managing Disks With EFI Labels

Troubleshooting Problems With EFI Disk Labels

About 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

8.  Managing Disk Use (Tasks)

9.  Administering Disks (Tasks)

10.  Setting Up Disks (Tasks)

11.  Configuring Storage Devices With COMSTAR (Tasks)

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

13.  The format Utility (Reference)

14.  Managing File Systems (Overview)

15.  Creating and Mounting File Systems (Tasks)

16.  Configuring Additional Swap Space (Tasks)

17.  Copying Files and File Systems (Tasks)

18.  Managing Tape Drives (Tasks)


Chapter 7

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 10, Setting Up Disks (Tasks) or x86: Setting Up Disks for ZFS File Systems (Task Map).