[rescue] rescuing an ailing U10...
velociraptor at gmail.com
Wed Oct 3 00:34:03 CDT 2007
On Oct 2, 2007, at 2:48 AM, Michael-John Turner wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 01, 2007 at 04:08:21PM -0700, James Hartley wrote:
>> Is there a way to initialize non-Sun branded hard drives such that
>> drives other than Sun-branded disks can be used on (older) Sparc-
>> machines? Am I correct assuming the Intel version of OpenSolaris
>> doesn't have this requirement?
> Was it a SCSI or IDE disk? I'd be surprised if you had problems
> with an
> IDE disk, but SCSI is another story. I've had various non-Sun-
> firmware SCSI
> disks (in particular, certain IBM firmware Seagates) that wouldn't
> even be
> identified by the PROM without giving errors. I've heard that if
> one finds
> the correct Sun firmware (eg in a Solaris patch), the drives can be
> and will then work. Haven't tried it myself though.
If referring to SCSI disks, check the archives for rescue or geeks--
there was a discussion a couple of years back. A couple of coworkers
and I attempted using Compaq FW disks in a Sun box and after a week
or so got corruption and disk failures, and had to remove them. We
asked here about FW and a couple of other places, and iirc, the
consensus was that it "might" work--and as well--you might render the
disks unuseable. I think you'd be more likely successful if you had
one of those disk cloning devices and were sure about the exact model
#'s on the disk.
Not for the faint-hearted in my estimation.
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