You hit the nail on the head. I was able to get the drive back up for a couple
days and then it crashed and burned for good. I put a different drive in and
installed solaris7. That works okay, but this machine has a HP laser attached
to its parallel port. Now the other workstations running solaris2.3 are unable
to print to the HP laser. Will the fun never end?
> >I am running a SUN SparcStation 5 and Solaris 2.3.
> >We had a power outage last night and now the machine will not boot.
> >The machine will begin to boot, configure the network etc., but fails
> >when checking the file system.
> >The system prompts to enter maintenance mode and run fsck manually, not
> >too serious so far I thought.
> >So I run the fsck command ( fsck \226F ufs /dev/rdsk/c0t3dos0)
> >Phase 1 of fsck completes successfully
> >During Phase 2 of fsck, an error something like this appears:
> >Error for command \221read\222 Error Level: Retryable
> >Requested Block 74160 Error Block:74161
> >The machine will Retry 3 times, then the Error Level becomes \221Fatal\222,
> >and an error something like this appears:
> This is a message from the scsi driver. The scsi driver is talking to
> the drive and asking it to delivery that block, yet the drive isn't
> cooperating. There are several reasons this could be, but the most
> likely one is that the surface of the disk has developed an error or
> errors and the checksum of the data isn't correct.
> In other words, there's a good chance your hard disk is failing.
> The procedure another poster mentioned (using format's "repair"
> command) may help in the short term and in fact may be sufficient, but
> there's also a chance that your disk drive was near death already and
> the power outage drove it over the edge. So, just to be safe, I'd get
> a good backup of that system on tape (or on another disk).
> - Logan