diskconfig - Manages the configuration of disk devices on the system
The Disk Configuration Manager application, diskconfig, is used by the system administrator or UNIX(R) system manager to manage the configuration of disk devices on the system. Use Disk Configuration Manager to: Modify disk configuration parameters Display attribute information for existing disks Create file system partitions on a disk Add disk alias names
You must have root privileges to run this application.
To start diskconfig from the graphical user interface do the following: Click on the Application Manager icon on the CDE front panel. Double click on the System_Admin application group icon. Double click on the Configuration application group icon. Double click on the Disk Configuration application icon.
To start diskconfig from the xterm, enter the following command from the xterm: /usr/sbin/diskconfig
When running diskconfig from the command line, set the DISPLAY environment variable to specify the display screen on which diskconfig displays this application.
You can also use the -display option to set your display in the absence of using the DISPLAY environment variable.
For additional information concerning the various components of the application, refer to online help.
You can view the Disk Configuration online help volume without running the application. To open the Disk Configuration help volume from the command line, enter the following at the command line: /usr/dt/bin/dthelpview -helpVolume \ /usr/dt/appconfig/help/C/DiskConfig.sdl
You can also view online help for this application by choosing Help
from the menu bar in the GUI version. The Help pulldown menu is displayed,
providing the following options:
Displays the Overview section of the help volume, which describes
the purpose of the application, how to run the application, and how to exit
Displays the Tasks section of the help volume, which describes
how to use the application to perform various tasks.
Displays the Reference section of the help volume, which describes
all dialog boxes and dialog box components in the application.
Activates the On Item help functionality by displaying a question
mark as the cursor. When the cursor is positioned on any component in the
application and you click on the component, a Help Viewer window is opened
and the help for the selected component is displayed in the window.
Displays the standard CDE instructions on how to use the Help
Displays version, copyright, and trademark information for
To add an alias name to a disk, perform the following steps:
In the Disk Configuration main window, select a disk from
the Available Devices list box.
Click on Define Configuration to open the Configure Partitions
Enter the assigned alias name in the Alias Name input text
Click on Commit to accept the change. A confirmation dialog
box is displayed.
Do one of the following:
Click on OK to continue the action. The confirmation box
is closed and the alias name is assigned to the selected device. The Configure
Partitions dialog box remains displayed.
Click on Cancel to stop the action.
output to this file when
creating 4.2 BSD file systems
Commands: newfs(8), mkfdmn(8), mkfset(8), disklabel(8)