How best to partition a Sparc Classic hard disk?

How best to partition a Sparc Classic hard disk?

Post by general use » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00



Hello all,

First off, I am a newbie.  I apologize in advance if I am being dumb.

I have decided to expand my horizon from the Mac & PC world to the UNIX
world, and I have recently purchased a Sparc Classic with the intent of
going on to load and learn about Red Hat Linux/Sparc.

Well, I ftp'd the latest boot & ramdisk images from RedHat's site and
successfully made my boot & ramdisk diskettes.  I can get the Sparc
Classic's attention and tell it to boot from floppy, which it does just
fine, even gulping down the ramdisk when I'm told to insert it.

In short, I can boot up into the RedHat Linux loading mechanism fine.

As I proceed through, viewing the questions, I came to the part about
preparing the hard disk.  Using the built in tool, my 207 MB hard disk
looks like:

        /tmp/sda1:  cyl: 0-75      12150 blocks  id: 0  empty
        /tmp/sda2:  cyl: 75-300    36450 blocks  id: 0  empty
        /tmp/sda3:  cyl: 0-1254   203148 blocks  id: 0  empty
        /tmp/sda7:  cyl: 300-1254 154548 blocks  id: 0  empty

Here's where I'm stuck.  I have heard that a medium sized Linux will fit
onto a 207 MB hard disk, but how should I lay it out?  What do I do
now?  It is interesting that there seem to be 3 partitions "missing",
that is sda4, 5 & 6.  Anyone have a clue on this?

BTW, I have not yet received my RedHat Linux 5.1...should I just sit
tight and wait and RTFM?  Can anyone offer a hint on what the best
partitioning might be for a Sparc Classic with 24 MB RAM and a 207 MB
hard drive?

Thanks in advance for your patience,
smp

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Stephen M. Pereira


 
 
 

How best to partition a Sparc Classic hard disk?

Post by Stephen M. Pereir » Tue, 20 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Hello all,

First off, I am a newbie.  I apologize in advance if I am being dumb.

I have decided to expand my horizon from the Mac & PC world to the UNIX
world, and I have recently purchased a Sparc Classic with the intent of
going on to load and learn about Red Hat Linux/Sparc.

Well, I ftp'd the latest boot & ramdisk images from RedHat's site and
successfully made my boot & ramdisk diskettes.  I can get the Sparc
Classic's attention and tell it to boot from floppy, which it does just
fine, even gulping down the ramdisk when I'm told to insert it.

In short, I can boot up into the RedHat Linux loading mechanism fine.

As I proceed through, viewing the questions, I came to the part about
preparing the hard disk.  Using the built in tool, my 207 MB hard disk
looks like:

        /tmp/sda1:  cyl: 0-75      12150 blocks  id: 0  empty
        /tmp/sda2:  cyl: 75-300    36450 blocks  id: 0  empty
        /tmp/sda3:  cyl: 0-1254   203148 blocks  id: 0  empty
        /tmp/sda7:  cyl: 300-1254 154548 blocks  id: 0  empty

Here's where I'm stuck.  I have heard that a medium sized Linux will fit
onto a 207 MB hard disk, but how should I lay it out?  What do I do
now?  It is interesting that there seem to be 3 partitions "missing",
that is sda4, 5 & 6.  Anyone have a clue on this?

BTW, I have not yet received my RedHat Linux 5.1...should I just sit
tight and wait and RTFM?  Can anyone offer a hint on what the best
partitioning might be for a Sparc Classic with 24 MB RAM and a 207 MB
hard drive?

Thanks in advance for your patience,
smp

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Stephen M. Pereira



 
 
 

How best to partition a Sparc Classic hard disk?

Post by raph.. » Wed, 25 Nov 1998 04:00:00




>        /tmp/sda1:  cyl: 0-75      12150 blocks  id: 0  empty
>        /tmp/sda2:  cyl: 75-300    36450 blocks  id: 0  empty
>        /tmp/sda3:  cyl: 0-1254   203148 blocks  id: 0  empty
>        /tmp/sda7:  cyl: 300-1254 154548 blocks  id: 0  empty
>Here's where I'm stuck.  I have heard that a medium sized Linux will fit
>onto a 207 MB hard disk, but how should I lay it out?  What do I do
>now?  It is interesting that there seem to be 3 partitions "missing",
>that is sda4, 5 & 6.  Anyone have a clue on this?

The missing partitions are simply empty so it isn't showing them to you.

For a disk that small, I'd partition it with a 24 MB swap partition and
everything else in a partition mounted on / to waste as little disk as
possible.  Buying a bigger hard disk and more RAM should be your first
priorities.

Your partition table might end up looking like ...

Quote:>        /tmp/sda1:  cyl: 0-944    152766 blocks  id: 0  empty
>        /tmp/sda2:  cyl: 944-1254  50058 blocks  id: 0  empty
>        /tmp/sda3:  cyl: 0-1254   203148 blocks  id: 0  empty

where sda1 is mounted on / and sda2 is your swap partition.
Using Disk Druid you add the swap partition first, then let it expand
the sda1 partition to use the rest of the disk.
 
 
 

1. How to partition a Sparc Classic hard disk?

Hello all,

First off, I am a newbie.  I apologize in advance if I am being dumb.

I have decided to expand my horizon from the Mac & PC world to the UNIX
world, and I have recently purchased a Sparc Classic with the intent of
going on to load and learn about Red Hat Linux/Sparc.

Well, I ftp'd the latest boot & ramdisk images from RedHat's site and
successfully made my boot & ramdisk diskettes.  I can get the Sparc
Classic's attention and tell it to boot from floppy, which it does just
fine, even gulping down the ramdisk when I'm told to insert it.

In short, I can boot up into the RedHat Linux loading mechanism fine.

As I proceed through, viewing the questions, I came to the part about
preparing the hard disk.  Using the built in tool, my 207 MB hard disk
looks like:

        /tmp/sda1:  cyl: 0-75      12150 blocks  id: 0  empty
        /tmp/sda2:  cyl: 75-300    36450 blocks  id: 0  empty
        /tmp/sda3:  cyl: 0-1254   203148 blocks  id: 0  empty
        /tmp/sda4:  cyl: 300-1254 154548 blocks  id: 0  empty

Here's where I'm stuck.  I have heard that a medium sized Linux will fit
onto a 207 MB hard disk, but how should I lay it out?  What do I do now?

BTW, I have not yet received my RedHat Linux 5.1...should I just sit
tight and wait and RTFM?  Can anyone offer a hint on what the best
partitioning might be for a Sparc Classic with 24 MB RAM and a 207 MB
hard drive?

Thanks in advance for your patience,
smp

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Stephen M. Pereira

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