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Old 12-24-2004, 03:10 AM   #1
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select partitions or format during install


does solaris 10 give the option to format an existing partition during install ?
 
Old 12-24-2004, 03:25 AM   #2
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hi,

do you mean you are having a multi boot system, and wish to install Solaris 10 into one of the existing partition you have? and hence u wish to format an "existing" partition ?
 
Old 12-24-2004, 03:30 AM   #3
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It allows you either to:
- use the whole disk for Solaris, wiping everything previously there
- reusing an existing Solaris partition (upgrade)
- use unallocated disk space and create a new Solaris partition.

I'm not sure you can tell it to reuse a non Solaris partition to install itself, perhaps by calling fdisk.
 
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YES a multi boot system, and wish to install Solaris 10 into one of the existing partition

so if I run fdisk from the boot cd and change the spare partition to solaris FS
is that the way?

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I think you just need to remove to target partition, then the installer will detect the free space and ask for using it.
 
  


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