Solaris 2.5 x86 can't see more than 1.5 GB on IDE disk?

Solaris 2.5 x86 can't see more than 1.5 GB on IDE disk?

Post by Dax Kelso » Tue, 24 Jun 1997 04:00:00

> Solaris thinks that this disk, as well as another disk (western digital IDE
> disk), is also 1.5 GB, evern though both are more.
> thanks,
> Nasser

Did you use the latest driver update disk?

Dax Kelson
Internet Connect, Inc.


1. Solaris X86 + >2.1 Gb IDE Disk?


  I just purchased a 8.4 Gb IDE disk and I'm attempting to install
Solaris 2.5.1 Server on it.  Has anyone sucessfully installed 2.5.1
(or even 2.6, which I would glady purchase if it solves the problem)
on an IDE > 2.1 Gb?

+8.4 Gb drive
+BIOS doesn't recognize it, so I'm using MicroHouse's EZDisk
 which makes it appear as 5 disks (2 Gb each, plus an extra).
+Solaris x86 boots and shows the drive two partitions: one is
 Unknown and 2Gb.  The other is extended which is the rest
 of the drive.
+Solaris installer appears to work fine onto the disk, but does
 not boot afterward. The BIOS comes up and goes to the
 drive then it hangs.
+Same exact things happen without EZDisk installed.

+Will installing 2.6 be any different?
+Is there a current patch, present or in production?
+Is my BIOS the problem or Solaris understanding of disks?

+Solve it and you'd be a friend for life because otherwise I'll
 probably waste the entire weekend coming to the same
 conclusion of the consesus.
+My apologies if this is in a FAQ.  Just point me to it.

Thanks in advance,

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