I'm playing around with Solaris 11.1, and have run into a bit of a problem...
I've installed three OS on my computer - LinuxMint, FreeBSD and Solaris - and have partitioned my harddrive (/dev/sda on LinuxMint) thus:
- sda1 (Primary Partition): FreeBSD (UFS) 50GB
- sda2 (PP): "Storage" (VFAT) 50GB
- sda3 (PP): Solaris (zpool/zfs) 100GB
- sda4 Extended Partition (what's left)
- sda5 (Logical Partition): LinuxMint, / (root) 50GB
- sda6 (LP): LinuxMint, /home 100GB
- sda7 (LP): LinuxMint, swap 2.5GB
I used LinuxMint
fdisk to set-up the partitions, using "old-style" DOS partition-table. I boot with
grub in MBR, managed from LinuxMint. In addition, the Solaris-partition has it's own GRUB (to select between Solaris boot-enviroment) - it shows when I select "Solaris" from the MBR-GRUB.
In LinuxMint, all partitions are correctly identified and listed - and accessable. When I used
gparted from LinuxMint, the disk is shown as partitioned as described above.
However in Solaris, it doesn't look like all partitions are correctly identified - in fact, I seem to only be able to access the Solaris-one... and it's sort of reported as being the only partiton on the disk (I think):
# zpool status pool: rpool state: ONLINE scan: none requested config: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM rpool ONLINE 0 0 0 c7d0s0 ONLINE 0 0 0 errors: No known data errors
I've not used Solaris much - and I still struggle with how it addresses disk-partitions - but in my mind, c7d0s0 means "controller: 7, disk: 0 and slice(?) 0" - I would've expected slice 2 or 3, since it's the 3rd partition on the disk.
When I use
gparted (as root) under Solaris, my harddisk (/dev/sdk/c7d0p0) is reported as being one large block of "unalocated" with a size of 500GB - this matches the size of my disk... But since I'm working from it, I know there is at least a 100GB zpool there with several zfs filesystems.
Probably it's just me not knowing the ins and outs of Solaris enough - or how what commands to use - but I'm stomped...
What I would like to do, is mount the VFAT-partiton (/dev/sda2 under LinuxMint) under Solaris. As I understand it, Solaris is able to read VFAT-partitions (unlike for example ext4), and I'd like to use it to back-up some stuff from Solaris...
So how do I get Solaris to "see" the other partitions on the disk? What should be the device of the 2nd partition on the disk? I assume the
mount command works pretty much like the one in Linux...