> I have a used Sparc 5 with a 2GB IBM drive in it....just not enough. So I
> went to Ebay and found a 9GB SCA drive: Seagate "Barracuda" ST19171WC.
> I installed the drive in the system and started with "boot -r". After it
> was done doing its thing, I ran a few commands from Sun's web site to make
> devices (link), and ran format. Format shows the drive as c0t1d0 with my
> original boot disk still at c0t3d0, but it says "Drive type unknown". If I
> select that drive and attempt Auto-configure, I get "Auto configure failed".
> I booted again and did a probe-scsi, and it sees the drive and displays the
> manufacturer & model number and all of that....isn't that all it needs for
> Well, I looked up the drive config on the web and told it how many
> heads/cyl/spt, created a partition table, labelled, and formatted....and got
> "format failed". What am I doing wrong? Guess it's been longer than I
> thought since my last stint as a Solaris admin. ;)
# uname -a
SunOS ss20 5.6 Generic sun4m sparc SUNW,SPARCstation-20
Searching for disks...done
AVAILABLE DISK SELECTIONS:
0. c0t1d0 <SUN9.0G cyl 4924 alt 2 hd 27 sec 133>
1. c0t3d0 <SUN1.05 cyl 2036 alt 2 hd 14 sec 72>
Specify disk (enter its number):
See, I have a very similar combination in my SS20,
which isn't too different from SS5. c0t1 is Seagate Barracuda, too.
All you should have needed was boot -r, and immediately after that
the disk must be visible and auto-configurable with "format"
I'd suggest not to mess with device links manually
Now, as it isn't auto-configuring, I can guess of following reasons:
1. Lose contact at upper disk bay's SC connector
2. Not enough current from power supply
3. Weird jumper setting (check on Seagate site)
4. Bad disk.
If you have a chance to boot from Solaris install CD, try to remove c0t3,
put 9gig disk alone into the lower bay, and
ok boot cdrom -s