[SunHELP] Sun Fire V100 and large drives over 80GB

electroteque spam at electroteque.org
Sun Mar 5 17:26:29 CST 2006

On 06/03/2006, at 5:34 AM, Sandwich Maker wrote:

> " From: electroteque <spam at electroteque.org>
> "
> " Hi there I was wondering if anyone can help me, i am lookin at 
> fitting
> " a drive into my server which is larger than 80GB, am i required to
> " purchase the sun supplied seagate drive, or can i fit a larger 
> seagate
> " drive purchased locally? i've attempted to fit a 200G drive before 
> and
> " it would only recognise a portion of it. What is the limit there, i
> " will be planning to install bsd instead of solaris also.
> there's no particular need to use sun drives.
> did you hit the wall at 137G with that 200G drive?

I think it was much less than that , like the drive loaded fine , it 
just couldnt see the entire volume ?

> starting with the
> u5/u10 and for a long time - maybe still - sun's ide suffers from the
> lba48 limit -- it can't physically address more than 137G/disk.  this
> has nothing to do with whose drive it is.

what is the u5 and u10 ? I assume i can be safe just getting a 120GB 
drive ?

> also, some solarii - 2.5.1 and 2.6 for sure - couldn't properly
> autodetect large [>8G] geometries in format, requiring you to enter
> dummied-up values by hand to make the full space of the drives
> available.

Could have been a solaris issue yes but im planning to use freebsd 
instead on it  :)

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