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Old 01-10-2010, 06:24 AM   #1
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Question fdisk in Solaris

Hi all,

I have got a spare box up and running with the latest stable OpenSolaris and have to say I'm pretty impressed with it. It's a relief to find there aren't too many significant differences to the more mainstream Linux flavors I'm used to. I'd sort of feared it might be as exotic as BSD, but fortunately not.

Anyway, one of my mainstay commands in the regular Linux world is "fdisk -l" (that's a lower-case L by the way) which shows all the volumes the system can detect whether mounted or not. However, when I run this in OpenSolaris I get a message telling me that the "l" switch is an "illegal option." What should I be inputting to get the info I want?


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Old 01-10-2010, 07:41 AM   #2
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Solaris uses format for partitioning/creating slices. You can run
, select your disk from the list and view the slices there. To only printout the partition table you can use
where is $DEVICENAME is something like


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