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disk drive

hi, system came already loaded with os, it had 2 drives one is configured and the other is not. how do i know how much of the configured drive is available, also any documentation would be great. thanks in advance
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: disk drive


What kind of system are we talking about here?

On a Proliant, you can use ACU to see how your disk(s) is/are configured.

What OS is the box running?

Steven Clementi
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Frequent Advisor

Re: disk drive

sorry about that the box is a hp9000 running 11i
Andrew Rutter
Honored Contributor

Re: disk drive

hi wamaitha,

if your a novice in the world of hpux then the easiest way to check is thorugh SAM(system administration manager)
just type
from command line
the go to disk devices and you will see all the vg's an lvol's. probably VG00 with 8 lvol's.

with 11i a standard install can take between
4gb and 12gb depending upon whats installed, and which version of 11i

there are other command line utilities you can use to check aswell such as

more info on hpux and the systems can be found at