[rescue] Partition/Format USB drive on Solaris 10

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Wed May 21 21:52:04 CDT 2008

On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 10:42:56PM -0400, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 10:37:52AM -0400, William Enestvedt wrote:
> > I believe that you really only need to rn `mkfs -F pcfs` on the little
> > fellow. Here, read this longer-winded blog post:
> >     http://blogs.sun.com/elby/entry/usb_fat32_ufs_setup
> > 
> >    Here's making a flash drive bootable for an x86 Sol 10 system:
> >      http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/content/submitted/boot_usb_flash.jsp
> > 
> >    I know we did it on a T2000. Let me know how you make out!
> OK, rmformat shows me nothing.
> >From the log and prtconf, I can see that my USB drive is showing up as
> c1t0d0, which is basically the information I am supposed to extract from
> rmformat.  But then the next step for either UFS or PCFS is to fdisk
> /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0p0, and I have no p0, only a couple of sX entries,
> X=[0..7].  

BTW, in case it is relevent:
uname -a
SunOS u5 5.11 snv_40 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-5_10

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