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Old 02-08-2007, 11:24 AM   #1
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Questions about Solaris 10 x86...

Hi All!

I have been using Linux for a while now... I did some "researches" about other unices, just for curiousity. I installed and used FreeBSD then. Recently I have installed Solaris 10 on my AMD64 box to try it, but I found it very confusing compared to Linux and FreeBSD... it really lacks of documentation for newbies (or at least I was unable to find these docs). For example I can`t find anything about such basic things like the exact meaning of /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s1...

Does anyone know about such basic documentations?

Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks in advance!

Old 02-08-2007, 12:02 PM   #2
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There is a forum dedicated to Solaris on LQ:

Solaris disk devices naming is:

c: controller number
t: scsi target number (not used on IDE disks)
d: disk number
s: slice number (or p: partition number)

Feel free to ask other questions there.

PS: by the way, BSD and Linux are also very confusing for someone used to Solaris ...

Last edited by jlliagre; 02-08-2007 at 01:19 PM.
Old 02-08-2007, 12:14 PM   #3
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>> "Does anyone know about such basic documentations?"

by actually installing and learning the real basic with bsd ?? ^_^

//ok , i didnt say anything ... i'm aslo a newbie with everything ...



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