[rescue] What disk in an Ultra5

Geoffrey S. Mendelson gsm at mendelson.com
Wed Sep 7 07:42:50 CDT 2005

On Wed, Sep 07, 2005 at 06:42:19AM -0500, JJ Streicher-Bremer wrote:
> ?
> I have an Ultra5 that I'm going to bring back online.  It has the original 8
> Gb drive in it right now.  As I recall I was able to put another drive on the
> secondary controller to get more disk space, but was never able to boot off of
> anything but that original 8 Gb drive.  Since that drive is getting a bit old
> (and is still on the small side) I was wondering what disks I can use to boot
> from in my ultra5.  Does anybody know?

I have a 60 gig chinese (excelstor) drive in mine that replaced the
original disk. From what was said here last week, you can go up to
120 gig. I also have a Samsung combination dvd-rom/cd-burner in it
instead of the goldstar original CD drive.

I used it to boot Solaris 10 and installed it on the empty drive.
Everything went fine and it works perfectly.


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