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Old 09-25-2002, 04:19 AM   #1
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partition woes :(

Hi all!
I'm sorry...this is a Solaris question, but I do hope u guys can help! This is the best discussion that I've been in, the most efficient My problem is this:

I'm basically new in the Sun Solaris environment (I'm a linux user), and recently i played around with the format command in my solaris 8 machine. I have this partitions called /u01 (/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s3 - 3.00gig) and /u02 (/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s4 -3.22 gig), and I used the format command (after forcing umount to unmount these partitions), chosed partition and then I resize the /u01 partition by changing its size to 4.00 gig. Then I adjust the size of the /u02 partition to 2.22 gig and its starting cylinder. This went ok, so after that i labelled the partition and quit the format menu. Then i tried to mount back /u01 and / u01. I could mount /u01, but when I tried to mount /u02, i got this error message:

mount: /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s4 is not this fstype.

What does this mean? I then rebooted the machine, and I got these errors saying that there is an unexpected inconsistency in /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s4 (which is supposed to be /u02 ), and it asked me to run fsck. What does this means? I did run fsck, but then it said something about bad super block: wrong magic number? Then i ran format command again, changed the partition to the old configuration. I found that i can mount /u01 and /u02 this time. What is the explaination behind this? Confusing... Please help me, somebody...

thanks a lot!

Old 09-26-2002, 09:43 PM   #2
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After creating a new disk or slice, and after the format, before you can use the newly created disk partition you want to run the newfs command so you can mount it and use it. It would look something like this:

newfs /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s4

Notice it is running the command on the raw disk as well.


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