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Auto Partitioning Hard Disks

  • The purpose of auto-partion.sh is to create, format and verify partitions on new drives. The script can be found in the tools cvs directory.
    1. Obtain a spare node that can at least boot into linux and be able to obtain the auto-partition script.
    2. Attach the hard disks that need to be partitioned to the spare node.
    3. Boot the node.
    4. To issue the command type: ./auto-partition.sh hdb
        *Note, you will need to replace the hdb with the correct device you wish to partition.
    5. After the script has completed, run it again for each disk you need to partition.
    6. Once complete, power down the node and place the partitioned disks into the node to be cloned.
    7. To clone, follow the instructions posted on the Medusa Maintenance page.
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