[rescue] Sun's and hard drive firmware

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Fri Dec 15 13:16:02 CST 2006

" From: Charles Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com>
" I snagged a 10K RPM Seagate drive for $0.99 (ninety-nine cents) on ebay.
" Seller barely sold any at all.
" It's in good condition, very quiet.  Only downside is it is half-height.
" Anyway, my Sun's cannot see it.
" I get the dreaded "unexpected message in 2" error, which usually means
" the firmware is not compatible. I've never understood exactly why, but
" that appears to be the usual cause.
" In the past, I used a PC to burn new firmware from Seagate's website and
" that usually fixed the problem.
" This drive is branded Compaq, and unlike my other Compaq-branded
" Seagates, this one doesn't give the original model number.  I could
" guess but I rather know precisely.  

possibility: it may not be formatted for 512B sectors.  weren't they
doing 520B for some storage arrays?  dunno if sun format can handle
it but schilling's sformat can.

Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature
internet rambler                            is to see what all have seen
adh at an.bradford.ma.us                       and think what none thought

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