Sun N1 System Manager 1.2 Site Preparation Guide

Disk Drive Considerations

Linux must be installed on an empty hard drive that contains no partitions or data. If the hard drive contains data, ensure that all partitions on the drive are deleted during the Linux OS installation by modifying the Kickstart file as described in To Configure the Kickstart File.

The following table provides the partitioning information for the management server, based on the minimum requirement of a 73–gigabyte hard drive.

Table 3–2 Linux-based Management Server Partitioning




102 Mbytes 


4096 Mbytes 


1-Gbyte for system logging plus 3 Gbytes for each OS distribution you plan to provision. 

All remaining space 

If your hard drive is larger than 73 Gbytes: