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Formatting and Labeling a DASD Volume for Linux Guests Running Under z/VM

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Published on 06 August 2003, updated 27 August 2003

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IBM Form #: TIPS0275

Authors: Gregory Geiselhart

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    z/VM employs the concept of "minidisks", whereby physical DASD can be split into smaller sizes, or minidisks, and assigned to individual VM guest systems. In this tip, we describe an approach for dedicating whole DASD volumes for Linux systems. These volumes are then split into minidisks owned by individual Linux guests.



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