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Re: fdisk on sunos

On Tue, 19 Jun 2001, Ari Heitner wrote:

> Hmm, Linux's fdisk can handle things just fine, if you're willing to kill some
> Sun slices to make room for Linux. This seems to be the logical thing to
> do: copy the data from a slice or two to somewhere else, change Solaris's
> mounting rules not to mount the now-unecessary partitions (cursory examination 
> of this machine seems to indicate this is in /etc/mnttab, and yes 'mnttab' is
> a man topic), and then later in the Linux install retag them as ext2 and mkfs
> them...

For Solaris, you want to change /etc/vfstab.  /etc/mnttab is a dynamic
file maintained by Solaris to show what's actually mounted.  You shouldn't
change it yourself.

    Andy Dougherty		doughera@lafayette.edu
    Dept. of Physics
    Lafayette College, Easton PA 18042

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