[SunHELP] Sun Fire V100 and large drives over 80GB
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
> " 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
> " drive purchased locally? i've attempted to fit a 200G drive before
> " 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
> 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
Could have been a solaris issue yes but im planning to use freebsd
instead on it :)
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