SUMMARY:format a disk

From: Wolfgang Leideck (
Date: Mon Mar 08 1993 - 07:53:32 CST

Thanks for all the reponses. There are mainly two solutions to get a bit more
of disk space:
1. increase the number of bytes per inodes ( newfs -i 8192 )
2. reduce the minimum free space threshold with tunefs ( -m option )
So i will play with these to get more space of my disks.

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I have a disk ( Fujitsu M2266SA ) with 1.018GB. I divided it into 2 partitions
with 509MB. After formatting the disk there was only 490MB on the partitions
free. I've lost 38MB. Is there any solution to format a disk with less of lost
The disk is attached to a sun2 running sunos4.1.3.


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Wolfgang Leideck
University of Mannheim
Chair of Practical Computer Science III
A5, C220
6800 Mannheim 1

Phone: +++621 292 1100
Fax : +++621 292 5745

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