[rescue] 3B2 / SysVr3 disks on Sun ?
rjtoegel at verizon.net
Wed Dec 8 18:47:10 CST 2010
Dec 8, 2010 04:05:00 PM, rescue at sunhelp.org wrote:
Unfortunately, I don't think the FAQ has been updated since the
Back when most scsi drives were still under 1gb. I can get the
installed by adding the entries described there but, I can't get
formatted. It just fails with and error saying to contact my AT&T
support representative. What it is supposed to do is do a low level
format and verify then bless the disk. Until the disk is blessed the
system sees it but, wont let you play with it at all.
I was able to format a small drive without changing entries in that
third file I posted but, every drive I've tried from 1gb to 9gb has
failed the format. Fails immediately too. While reading the old
archive I ran into a post by a guy that had a vendor sold 3rd party
drive on his 3B2 he wanted to move to another 3B2. He was having
and mentioned that the vendor supplied floppy did three things when
Modified the two files mentioned in the FAQ section and then changed
some of the values in the file I posted. Thats the only mention of
file anywhere in the archives and the only mention of using a bigger
drive on a 3B2 that mentioned any specifics. He unfortunately didn't
say what it changed them too and nobody ever answered his post.
other posts mention big drives on a 3B2 but, always sold by a vendor
the 3B2. I imagine they included a floppy disk too.
Funny enough, almost every post asking for help went unanswered on
group. There was not a lot of talking about these machines. I guess
were pretty much on the way out when the USENET really started to
explode. They were also mainly government machines which meant not a
of outside experts sharing info.man/listinfo/rescue
I just thought there was some magic incantation that was in there.
I never tried
to put a big drive in my 3B2/1000. I did get a pair of 136 MByte
drives that I
was going to put in mine but other things took priority, so they are
still sitting there.
Unfortunately, the machine is slightly buried right now but I'm
tempted to dig
it out and give it a shot. I think that I forgot what little I knew
about it (old age),
so that should be interesting. The only other thing that I can
think of is using
idtools instead of devtools IIRC but that may not work either. I
there is some variable that is size limited so it can't do higher
than 1 gig.
At least the power supply will warm the basement this winter.
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