Partitioning a hard disk using fdisk
utility creates partitions on the hard disk.
You can use the whole disk for the SCO OpenServer system, or
you can preserve existing partitions that are used by other operating
systems, such as DOS.
The maximum partition size is 2 terabytes (2TB).
The maximum useful size may be further limited by the maximum
filesystem (division) size.
With fdisk you can:
If you want to create just a single UNIX system
partition on the entire disk, select that option, check it using
the display option, then quit.
display the current partition table, showing partitions
that exist on the disk (if any). There can be a maximum of four
partitions. For each partition, the table lists:
the partition number
whether the partition is active
the type (UNIX system or other)
the start track of the partition
the end track of the partition
the size of the partition in tracks
use the entire disk for a UNIX system. This will destroy any
existing partitions. Select this if you want the SCO OpenServer system
to occupy the whole disk.
use the rest of disk for a UNIX system. This preserves any
existing partitions. You must make this partition active.
create a UNIX system partition on the disk with a size you specify.
Do not allocate the tracks that the system has reserved for the
masterboot and diagnostic programs.
make a partition active
delete a partition
create a partition for a specified operating system
Scanning a disk for defects using badtrk
Configuring a hard disk
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003