40 GB Seagate disk and only 8 GB usable

40 GB Seagate disk and only 8 GB usable

Post by Syn » Wed, 09 Feb 2005 17:13:55



Hello,

I am running Solaris 9 on a Sun Netra X1 with the latest
9_Recommended.zip patches. I have a 40 GB IDE harddisk from Seagate
(ST340016A) and the problem is that in the partition tool of the format
command I can only use 8 GB and not more... How can I somehow change
that ? I must be able somehow to tell Solaris that there is more space
available...

Here is the entry in the format tool about the disk:

        0. c0t0d0 <ST340016A cyl 16383 alt 2 hd 16 sec 63>

And here is the partition table:

Part      Tag    Flag     Cylinders         Size            Blocks
   0       root    wm    2081 - 10207        3.91GB    (8127/0/0)   8192016
   1        var    wm   10208 - 12288        1.00GB    (2081/0/0)   2097648
   2     backup    wm       0 - 16382        7.87GB    (16383/0/0) 16514064
   3       swap    wu       0 -  2080        1.00GB    (2081/0/0)   2097648
   4 unassigned    wm       0                0         (0/0/0)            0
   5 unassigned    wm       0                0         (0/0/0)            0
   6 unassigned    wm       0                0         (0/0/0)            0
   7 unassigned    wm       0                0         (0/0/0)            0

Thank you very much in advance for your help
Regards

 
 
 

40 GB Seagate disk and only 8 GB usable

Post by Fran » Thu, 10 Feb 2005 01:37:31



> Hello,

> I am running Solaris 9 on a Sun Netra X1 with the latest
> 9_Recommended.zip patches. I have a 40 GB IDE harddisk from Seagate
> (ST340016A) and the problem is that in the partition tool of the format
> command I can only use 8 GB and not more... How can I somehow change
> that ? I must be able somehow to tell Solaris that there is more space
> available...

> Here is the entry in the format tool about the disk:

>         0. c0t0d0 <ST340016A cyl 16383 alt 2 hd 16 sec 63>

> And here is the partition table:

> Part      Tag    Flag     Cylinders         Size            Blocks
>    0       root    wm    2081 - 10207        3.91GB    (8127/0/0)   8192016
>    1        var    wm   10208 - 12288        1.00GB    (2081/0/0)   2097648
>    2     backup    wm       0 - 16382        7.87GB    (16383/0/0) 16514064
>    3       swap    wu       0 -  2080        1.00GB    (2081/0/0)   2097648
>    4 unassigned    wm       0                0         (0/0/0)            0
>    5 unassigned    wm       0                0         (0/0/0)            0
>    6 unassigned    wm       0                0         (0/0/0)            0
>    7 unassigned    wm       0                0         (0/0/0)            0

> Thank you very much in advance for your help
> Regards

Perhaps you could try to create a new disklabel:

Boot the system (from cdrom )

# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s2 bs=1014

Interrupt after short period
^c

#format

And it will ask to label the disk.

What does "#iostat -E" report?

Greetz,
Frank

 
 
 

40 GB Seagate disk and only 8 GB usable

Post by Darren Dunha » Thu, 10 Feb 2005 01:43:55



> Hello,
> I am running Solaris 9 on a Sun Netra X1 with the latest
> 9_Recommended.zip patches. I have a 40 GB IDE harddisk from Seagate
> (ST340016A) and the problem is that in the partition tool of the format
> command I can only use 8 GB and not more... How can I somehow change
> that ? I must be able somehow to tell Solaris that there is more space
> available...

There's probably just an old label on the disk with the wrong data.
Assuming no data on the disk, you could destroy the label and then
rerun format.

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rdsk/cxtxdxs2 count=1

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40 GB Seagate disk and only 8 GB usable

Post by Syn » Thu, 10 Feb 2005 16:44:10



> Boot the system (from cdrom )

> # dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s2 bs=1014

> Interrupt after short period
> ^c

> #format

> And it will ask to label the disk.

> What does "#iostat -E" report?

> Greetz,
> Frank

Thanks this worked perfectly ! Except that I had to re-install Solaris
after that ;-)

Here is the iostat -E before the dd/format:

dad0     Soft Errors: 0 Hard Errors: 0 Transport Errors: 0
Model: ST340016A        Revision: 3.10     Serial No: 7HX3TCSE
Size: 8.46GB <8455716864 bytes>
Media Error: 0 Device Not Ready: 0  No Device: 0 Recoverable: 0
Illegal Request: 0

Greetings

 
 
 

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