[rescue] Ultra 30 and Maximum Drive Size
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Tue Jan 1 14:03:14 CST 2002
Here's the partition layout of the boot drive:
Current partition table (original):
Total disk cylinders available: 8152 + 2 (reserved cylinders)
Part Tag Flag Cylinders Size Blocks
0 root wm 240 - 1422 2.47GB (1183/0/0)
1 swap wu 0 - 239 513.28MB (240/0/0)
2 backup wm 0 - 8151 17.03GB (8152/0/0)
3 unassigned wm 0 0 (0/0/0)
4 unassigned wm 0 0 (0/0/0)
5 unassigned wm 0 0 (0/0/0)
6 tmp wm 1423 - 1662 513.28MB (240/0/0)
7 var wm 1663 - 8151 13.55GB (6489/0/0)
Also, a minor correction to my original post (I type o'd) the error
message stated it was booting off of :b, and it should have been :a.
Do the 64-bit machines still have the 2GB barrier?
garynichols at mysun.com
----- Original Message -----
From: Ken Hansen <n2vip at yahoo.com>
Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2002 12:01 pm
Subject: Re: [rescue] Ultra 30 and Maximum Drive Size
> The Sun Handbook only shows 9 gig drives as an option for the U30,
> 18 gig, but I can't find the U30 listed as compatible for any 18
> drives in the handbook...
> I would question the formatting of the drives, how are the
> laid out - is it trying to boot off a partition beyond 2 (or 9) gig..
> Just a thought, sounds odd - be sure and let us know what the
> answer/resolution is if/when you figure it out...
> I've only tried 9 gig drives, not 18 gig in my U30...
> On Tuesday, January 1, 2002, at 11:56 AM, Gary Nichols wrote:
> > Interesting situation here.
> > I removed the 4G drive (which works just fine) from my U30 (OB v.
> > 3.27) and replaced it with a factory fresh IBM Ultrastar 18GB drive
> > (/dev/rdsk/c0t0d0). I formatted the drive, partitioned it,
> installed> Solaris8 on it, life is good-- except for one thing.
> The U30 will not
> > autoboot from the drive.
> > I get the following message on powerup:
> > Bad Magic number in disk label
> > Can't open disk label package
> > Boot device: /pci at 1f,4000/scsi at 3/disk at 0,0:b File and args: -F
> cprboot> Trap 3e
> > ok
> > I initially thought that there was a problem with the boot
> block/disk> labeling/etc... but after going through normal fixit
> procedures with
> > this it still happens.
> > I'm thinking that it's Openboot's inability on the U30 to deal with
> > drives greater than 9GB (hence the Trap 3e). Am I nuts?
> > Any insight greatly appreciated.
> > Gary
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