desperately need help installing sol 2.6 x86

desperately need help installing sol 2.6 x86

Post by Raymond N Shwa » Mon, 21 Feb 2000 04:00:00


>>i'm trying to reinstall solaris 2.6 on my toshiba tecra 550.  
>>i just put a new drive in it (an ibm travelstar 12gn, 12gb ide).
>>i previously had it running in a dual-boot with win95 on an
>>older 4gb drive.
>Solaris 2.6 doesn't support IDE drivers > 8GB.  You'd need
>to install Solaris 8.

        I'm pretty certain it'll work with such drives; it just won't see
the space beyond 8 GB. I tested this on a colleagues new Dell desktop which
came with 8 GB and 4 GB NTFS partitions. Since he hadn't actually taken
"possession" of the box, and the 4 GB partition was empty, I attempted to
install Solaris to that partition. Solaris began to install OK, but saw
only an 8 GB drive, so I had no space to play.
Quote:>>i've tried playing with system commander (which i used on
>>my old disk's install) and partition magic but am now using
>>win98 or win95 fdisk.  
>For system commander, I think you'd need a patch to get past
>8GB too.


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