[rescue] installing bigger HD in Sun SparcEngine AXe
velociraptor at gmail.com
Sat Jun 25 10:30:06 CDT 2005
I don't think the Solaris version matters. I believe it is a
limitation of the IDE controller. However, you may have
to upgrade OBP to use drives without Sun firmware; you
may also have to patch your version of Solaris.
This thread is oriented towards SunBlade 100's, but is
a good summary:
Basically it boils down to:
"In stock Solaris 8/9 /etc/format.dat has no entry for 160 or 130GB.
You could edit Disk Geometry info. running prtvtoc /dev/rds/cxtyd0s2
and see Sun INFO DOC ID 42084, label, newfs."
Folks on there also recommend using cable select if there are
multiple IDE drives.
Google for "solaris ide 'large drive' support" for more links.
On 6/25/05, K. <sunfriek at ussonet.net> wrote:
> what version of Solaris were you using?
> > It will probably only recognize 137GB of it. That's what my U5 did with
> > my 200, but the 120GB I ended up using worked fine.
> > shawn
> > On 25-Jun-05, at 3:08 AM, K. wrote:
> >> anyone know the limit on the size of the drive (IDE drives) i can
> >> install in
> >> the AXe?
> >> i cant seem to find much info here..
> >> my 1U AXe is screaming for HD space and the 15gb disc just isnt
> >> cutting it...
> >> i got a 160gb 8mb cache maxtor sitting here doing nothing, i just
> >> dont want
> >> to install it to find i have another paperwieght on my hands when the
> >> system
> >> foobars the disc.....(like the damn PeeeCeee world)
> >> any info is appreciated.
> >> regards
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