Difference between revisions of "Disk Volume Header"

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* Linux [http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/dvhtool dvhtool]
 
* Linux [http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/dvhtool dvhtool]
 
* Linux ''fdisk'' from [http://freshmeat.net/projects/util-linux/ util-linux]
 
* Linux ''fdisk'' from [http://freshmeat.net/projects/util-linux/ util-linux]
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* GNU [http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/ parted]
 
* NetBSD [http://cvsweb.netbsd.org/bsdweb.cgi/src/sys/arch/sgimips/stand/sgivol/ sgivol]
 
* NetBSD [http://cvsweb.netbsd.org/bsdweb.cgi/src/sys/arch/sgimips/stand/sgivol/ sgivol]
 
* [http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/genisovh genisovh] Make CD-ROMs bootable for SGI MIPS machines
 
* [http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/genisovh genisovh] Make CD-ROMs bootable for SGI MIPS machines

Revision as of 07:23, 19 March 2006

On a SGI's ARCS systems all disks (even CD) must have a IRIX volume header vh(7M) and partitions. A typical IRIX bootable volume consists of the following partitions:

  • Partition 0 - Root Filesystem partition.
  • Partition 1 - Swap partition.
  • Partition 7 - Volume Body partition.
  • Partition 8 - Volume Header partition.
  • Partition 10 - Whole Disk partition.

The Volume Header partition must start at the first sector on the disk. It contains the disk label in the first sector, and a rudimentary filesystem (readable by the PROM Monitor) in the rest of the partition.

DVH tools