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IDE disk drives do not automatically map out bad blocks like other drives supported by Oracle Solaris software. Before installing Oracle Solaris on an IDE disk, you might want to perform a surface analysis on the disk.
Note - Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.
The controller number
The device number
If an Oracle Solaris fdisk partition does not exist, use the fdisk command to create one on the disk.
Read, write, or compare
If format finds bad blocks, it remaps them.