[Oracle DataBase Server 12.1 installation on Oracle Linux 6.7]: Prepare hard disk drives

In the /u01 we will store Database Software. In the /u02 we will store Oracle Database Files:

# ls /dev/sd*

/dev/sda   /dev/sda2  /dev/sdc  /dev/sde  /dev/sdg
/dev/sda1  /dev/sdb   /dev/sdd  /dev/sdf  /dev/sdh

Make a partition on the hard disks.

# fdisk /dev/sdb
# fdisk /dev/sdc
# fdisk /dev/sdd

The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 5221.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
 (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)

Command (m for help): n
Command action
 e   extended
 p   primary partition (1-4)
Partition number (1-4): [1]
First cylinder (1-5221, default 1): [Enter]
Using default value 1
Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (1-5221, default 5221): [Enter]
Using default value 5221

Command (m for help): [w]
The partition table has been altered!

Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.
Syncing disks.

Make a new file system on this partitions.

# mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb1
# mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdc1
# mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdd1

# mkdir /u01
# mkdir /u02
# mkdir /u03

Save information about mount partitions in the file /etc/fstab

# cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.bkp
# echo "/dev/sdb1 /u01 ext4 defaults 1 2" >> /etc/fstab
# echo "/dev/sdc1 /u02 ext4 defaults 1 2" >> /etc/fstab
# echo "/dev/sdd1 /u03 ext4 defaults 1 2" >> /etc/fstab

# mount /u01
# mount /u02
# mount /u03


# mount | grep sdb1
# mount | grep sdc1
# mount | grep sdd1