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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)


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

The following task map identifies the procedures for adding a disk to an x86 based system.

For Instructions
1. Connect the disk and boot.
System Disk

Connect the new disk and boot from a local or remote Solaris DVD.

Secondary Disk

Connect the new disk and perform a reconfiguration boot so that the system will recognize the disk.

2. (Optional) Change the fdisk partition identifier.
The Solaris fdisk partition identifier on x86 systems has been changed from 130 (0x82) to 191 (0xbf).

You can use a new fdisk menu option to switch back and forth between the new and old identifier.

3. Create slices and label the disk.
Create disk slices and label the disk if the disk manufacturer has not already done so.
4. Create file systems.
Create UFS file systems on the disk slices with the newfs command. You must create the root (/) or /usr file system (or both) for a system disk.
5. Restore UFS file systems.
Restore the root (/) or /usr file system (or both) on the system disk. If necessary, restore file systems on the secondary disk.
6. Install boot block.
System Disk Only. Install the boot block on the root (/) file system so that the system can boot.