[rescue] Re: [SunHELP] Solaris 8 10/00 release

Robert Novak rescue at sunhelp.org
Mon Jun 11 20:53:39 CDT 2001

On Mon, 11 Jun 2001, Paul Khoury wrote:

> It was saying connected command errors on Target 3.0 (which is my
> Micropolis 1936 3.6GB SCSI drive). I decided to move back to Solaris 7
> for now, but I'd still like to go to 8 on my other SS5, but if I'm
> going to get that error on that drive series, that's a big setback.

I'm really suspecting the disk on this. Others have shared the distrust of
Micropolis... used to have the Micropolis 1991 9gb full height disks that
died reliably within a week of the warranty expiring (luckily the first
two times were a week *before* expiry :-) ).

> That, and the fact it requires 1.3GB for the full install AND 512MB
> swap partition.

The number given in the install isn't the amount of space it ends up
taking up. I did a 4/01 full+oem install, added the default software
supplement kit and a couple of other little things, ran recommended
patches, and came up with the following:

Filesystem            kbytes    used   avail capacity  Mounted on
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0     492351   43831  399285    10%    /
/dev/dsk/c0t1d0s6    1504535  748633  695721    52%    /usr
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s3     492351  212735  230381    49%    /opt
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s4     473287   73586  352373    18%    /usr/local

1.02GB total. If you don't install the whole supplement, you can get in a
bit lighter. I did put 1GB of swap in (512MB on each of two disks) but
then I rarely have less than 512MB of swap these days.


Robert Novak, Indyramp Consulting * rnovak at indyramp.com * indyramp.com/~rnovak
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