Solaris 2.5.1 x86 install can't find disk

Solaris 2.5.1 x86 install can't find disk

Post by Robert Glori » Thu, 04 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Installing Solaris 2.5.1 x86 with DU11 diskettes.  After filling in the
blanks regarding network stuff, the install fails to see the disk drive.  A
blue screen says to check the cable and/or power-up the disk drive(s).

The SCSI host adapter sees the drive at boot and is able to low-level format

- AHA-2940 Ultra Wide SCSI host adapter
- WDE 9100 9GB SCSI Ultra Wide HDD

Any ideas ?

Robert Gloria

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Solaris 2.5.1 x86 install can't find disk

Post by Robert Glori » Fri, 05 Jun 1998 04:00:00

I found the answer at ...



1. Solaris 8 x86 installer can't find a suitable disk?

I don't know what the problem is, but sometimes I've noticed that OS
install programs get really freaked out if they see a disk with a
structure they don't understand.  That's probably a good thing -- it's
better than the "I don't understand it so I'll just write over it"
approach that sometimes happens.

Anyway, what I'd do is boot off the CD-ROM and run a

        dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rdsk/c0d1p0 count=10000

Either that, or I'd run fdisk on it and try to rewrite the partition
table.  Either way, the point is that I'd try to write over what's
there in order to make Solaris less unhappy with it.

Of course, this is just a guess, but similar stuff has worked for me in
the past with other operating systems.

  - Logan

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