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Format hard-disk fails in SBC with Error: Partitions still present after deletion (Doc ID 2757037.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 11, 2023

Applies to:

Acme Packet 6350 - Version S-Cz8.1.0 to S-Cz8.3.0 [Release S-Cz8.0]
Acme Packet 6300 - Version S-Cz8.1.0 to S-Cz8.3.0 [Release S-Cz8.0]
Acme Packet 6100 - Version S-Cz8.1.0 to S-Cz8.3.0 [Release S-Cz8.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


While formatting the hard-disk, the following error is seen:

acme_sbc# format hard-disk

WARNING: Please ensure device is not currently in use by any applications
before proceeding

Continue [y/n]?: y

The following system partitions will now be created:
1: /opt             8000000000 bytes

2: /crash           101005279232 bytes

Create the system partitions and filesystems as configured above [y/n]?: y

WARNING: All system logs and data on the disk will be
permanently erased and unrecoverable.

Are you sure [y/n]?: y

The format process will take a few minutes. Once
the format process begins, it cannot be stopped.
Please do not power down or reboot the system until
the format process is complete.

Continue [y/n]?: y
Suspending logging to hard disk
Stopping tLogCleaner task
Relocating logging onto ramdrive
Initializing /opt/ Cleaner
Starting tLogCleaner task

*** Removing previous system partitions - please wait ***

Error: Partitions still present after deletion

ERROR cannot remove existing partition table contents


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