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>>I've recently been trying to install and format a 6.4 GB
>>Quantum Fireball on a SPARC2 with solaris 2.4 (sun4m kernel).
>>The SCSI disk is external, and attached to the builtin SCSI
>>controller via the normal port. There is no device conflict,
>>it has a unique ID of 1.
>SPARC2 doesn't have a sun4m kernel.
Then either am I mistaken on the hardware, or showrev -a
lies to me. I tend to trust showrev in this case :) I just
looked at the size of the pizza box, and decided considering
its age that it was too old to be a Sparc5, so it ought to
be a sparc2.
Quote:>I'd suggest taking the drive to a system with a newer release
That was my suggetion a year ago, but the man with the wallet
says no. The machine is working perfectly with the exception
that it has a bit too little storage. The rest is ok. It is
used as a server for a bunch of Mac's. It's one of our busiest
small servers, a lot of people depend on it, so I HATE to take
it offline. I try not to get to BOFH-ish ... Especially when
I know people are under time pressure and need the systems.
>>Hardware installation and disk detection (reconfig boot)
>>went well, and the disk shows up in format as c0t1d0, a
>>Quantum Fireball ST 6.4S-0F0C cyl 7066 alt 2 hd 8 sec 159.
>>(Hmm, isn't that just 4.2 GB, not 6.4?)
>That doesn't look correct. Have you tried "format -e" (expert).
I tried format -e, went in and had a look, but didn't change a
thing. I'm not used to handling disks at so low a level. Format
and mkfs (newfs) has sufficed for me until this date. Wonderful,
a new little piece to learn.
>>BUT (and it's a big but(t)), when I try to format it, the
>>system load will rise rapidly, until the system hangs.
>What scsi_options have you set? If you have disabled disconnect,
>that's pretty much what will happen.
Ahh! Here's a really good clue! I'll have a look. (The damn
thing is in another building ...) This might very well be it,
since the disk has previously been used a short while in a
(yuck!) macintosh. I think they use some wierd SCSI settings.
Thank you, this might be a good step forward.
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