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I want to add a division in my divvy table by borrowing blocks from my root filesystem.
divvy RecoverEDGE BackupEDGE root filesystem fdisk boot recovery
Product Release(s)
02.02.0x 02.01.0x 02.00.0x 01.02.0x 01.01.0x
Operating System(s)
SCO Openserver 5.0x
Problem Description
I want to add a division in my divvy table by borrowing blocks. SCO claims that if the division is reduced you will lose all data in the root division.
The divvy utility cannot be used to modify filesystem sizes on the fly.
SCO is correct when stating that when you re-divvy a filesystem, you lose all data on that filesystem. To accomplish what you want, do the following:

Make a set of RecoverEDGE boot media & a couple master backup tapes. Boot to the diskettes, test that you can hit the tape drive through the utilities->tape utilities->test tape drive option. Once satisfied that you can do this, go to Utilities->disk utilities->divvy in inquire/update mode.

This will bring up your divvy table below. Type a 'C' to create a new division, then type a '2'. This will create a new division on hd0root, you want to do this to clean it off. Do the same on division '0', but when you do the boot division make sure you type it to be EAFS or your system will not boot. Keystrokes would be:






Each followed by an enter. Once you see division 0 set to EAFS with New-FS set to Y and division 2 set to HTFS and New-FS set to Y, you are ready to add your new filesystem.

Select 'C', type a 3 for the division, then make the division type HTFS and then name it. You can then use what you need from the root division to use on the new one. Just make sure the ending block on division 2 doesn't exceed the starting block on division 3. Once you have the filesystem to your liking, quit, then Install division table as shown. This should bring you back to RecoverEDGE. You can then select Restore from the main menu, restore all filesystems. Your new division will not be mounted as RecoverEDGE doesn't know about it. This is OK. Once all your data is put back, boot to your hard disk and enter single user mode. You will then have to add the filesystem to the fstab & make the appropriate device nodes by using the SCO Utility 'mkdev fs'.

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Last Updated - 2018/05/16