What is fdisk?
fdisk is a command line partition manager available for a lot of platforms.
fdisk -l Lists the partition table
fdisk /dev/sda Starts the menu guieded partition for /dev/sda (S-ATA Disk)
Fdisk also supportes a kind of menu guided patition creation. Refer to the man pages.
The most important commands are
"p" prints the patition table
"n" creates a new partition, your asked to enter further stuff afterwards"
"d" deletes partition
"w" writes new partition table
in the Netboot process
After the Node has creared a ram disk
, it is possible to get files via tftp
. Time to format the harddrive.
ftp -hostIP- -c get /cfg/format
cat /mnt/ram/format | fdisk /dev/sda
. This changes dir to the ramdisk, gets the format file via tftp, handels the format
file over to fdisk, to format the harddisk. Then cleanes up.
File (as of friday, may 25th 2007) , "//" are comments and not part of the File!
d // deletes the 4th primary partition
4 // 4th
d // deletes the 3rd primary partition
d // deletes the 2nd primary partition
d // deletes the 1st primary partition, the last remaining
n // Crates a new primary partition (the 1st) Size: ~2000MB Swap
1 // 1st
1 // startin at cylinder 1
243 // end cylinder
p // prints the partition table
t // Changes the partition type to '82' (Linux Swap)
n // Creates a new primary partition (2nd) Size: 28 MB /boot
// First free cylinder on harddrive
247 // end cylinder
n // Create a new primary partition (the 3rd) Size: rest LVM
// first free cylinder
// last free cylinder
t // Change type
3 // third primary Partition
8e // Linux LVM
w // writes the Table
The configuration is 2Gb Swap, 30MB /boot, rest LVM, visit lvm
for further indormation.