[SunHELP] USB on an Ultra 5

stephen price sd_price at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 16 23:14:46 CDT 2005

Take a look here:

There are links to a script and PDF that describe what
you are trying to do.


--- Mark Benson <markbenson at mac.com> wrote:

> Does anyone here know if a standard NEC chipset USB
> 2.0 adapter will  
> allow my Ultra 5 running Solaris 9.0 (9/04) to use
> USB 2.0 mass  
> storage devices?
> I installed the card and nothing blew up so I
> presumed it was OK. I  
> gathered at the very least that a lot of the cards
> Sun list as  
> supported don't hotplug, so I shut it down and
> plugged in a USB flash  
> key. I fired the machine up again and nothing thew
> up any errors. I  
> got a window that popped up when I logged into CDE
> that said 'Format  
> Media: /vol/dev/rdsk/s1t0d0/unknown_format' and
> presented me with  
> various formatting options. I couldn't click the
> 'format' button  
> until I had opened the slice utility and assigned
> the disk a slice.  
> Thing was I wanted to format as a PCFS DOS disk so I
> didn't want to  
> slice it. Add to that the fact that the slice
> utility reported the  
> capacity wrong and I was starting to get suspicious.
> I managed to get  
> it to format, and ok'd the window that said it and
> completed the  
> format. Then a minute later 2 more windows popup
> asking me to format  
> the media.
> It doesn't seem to work. Any ideas?
> -- 
> Mark Benson
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