I'm using Solaris 2.5.1.
Some questions about using "format" to partition disks:
(1) Is there anything physically being done to the disk as the "free
hog" partition grows and shrinks, or are all the actions at the stage
of modifying the partition table strictly computations? (I find no
rhyme or reason to how the free hog partition is picked, or why this
concept is needed other than as a means of making all the choices for
partition sizes legal.)
(2) "Nothing is actually happening to the disk until you label it;
until then, manipulating the partition table is occuring within the
format program and the data you supply it."
(3) Does it really matter what names you give the partitions? E.g.,
does "unassigned" have any special semantics to it?
(4) Does it really matter what name you give the partition table?
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