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Setup new disk on Server 2008 Core

Adding a disk is easy enough when it is a virutal machine.  Making use of the disk with diskpart still has a bit of a learning curve for me.

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DISKPART> list disk

DISKPART> select disk 1

DISKPART> create partition primary

DiskPart has encountered an error: The media is write protected.
See the System Event Log for more information.

DISKPART> attributes disk
Read-only  : Yes
Boot Disk  : No
Pagefile Disk  : No
Hibernation File Disk  : No
Crashdump Disk  : No

DISKPART> list disk

  Disk ###  Status      Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  ——–  ———-  ——-  ——-  —  —
  Disk 0    Online        36 GB      0 B
* Disk 1    Offline      127 GB   127 GB

DISKPART> attributes disk clear readonly

Disk attributes cleared successfully.

DISKPART> online disk

DiskPart successfully onlined the selected disk.

DISKPART> convert dynamic

DiskPart successfully converted the selected disk to dynamic format.

DISKPART> create volume simple

DiskPart successfully created the volume.

DISKPART> list disk

  Disk ###  Status      Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  ——–  ———-  ——-  ——-  —  —
  Disk 0    Online        36 GB      0 B
* Disk 1    Online       127 GB      0 B   *

DISKPART> list part

  Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
  ————-  —————-  ——-  ——-
  Partition 1    Dynamic Data       127 GB    32 KB

DISKPART> list vol

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ———-  —  ———–  —–  ———-  ——-  ———  ——–
  Volume 0     E   20081030_12  CDFS   DVD-ROM      342 KB  Healthy
  Volume 1     C                NTFS   Partition     36 GB  Healthy    System
* Volume 2                      RAW    Simple       127 GB  Healthy

DISKPART> format fs=NTFS label="FTP data"

  100 percent completed

DiskPart successfully formatted the volume.

DISKPART> assign letter=d

DiskPart successfully assigned the drive letter or mount point.

DISKPART> list vol

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ———-  —  ———–  —–  ———-  ——-  ———  ——–
  Volume 0     E   20081030_12  CDFS   DVD-ROM      342 KB  Healthy
  Volume 1     C                NTFS   Partition     36 GB  Healthy    System
* Volume 2     D   FTP data     NTFS   Simple       127 GB  Healthy

 

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