You may have to make an entry for the drive in /etc/format.dat for the
drive. You can confirm this by doing a format command, then choose type to
see if the drive you are using is listed properly. If it isn't, try making a
manual entry into the format.dat file for this drive.
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
> regarding Only getting 8GB out of a 11GB drive:
> > Hello,
> > I just installed an 11GB EIDE drive (Maxtor 91152D8) into an Ultra10
> > running Solaris 2.6 and can only partition an 8GB file system on it
> > format is only showing 16381 cylinders instead of the expected 22332
> > cylinders:
> > 1. c0t1d0 <Maxtor 91152D8 cyl 16381 alt 2 hd 16 sec 63>
> > Does anyone have any ideas why I can't get 11GBs out of this disk?
> > What is the filesystem limit under Solaris anyway?
> The problem isn't exactly a Solaris problem, but is more of an EIDE
> problem. While I'm not an expert on EIDE, I believe that the spec
> requires some kind of remapping/translation for drives larger than
> 9GB. Apparently Solaris doesn't know how to do this, hence you don't
> see all the drive.