[SunHELP] Changing hard drives SunOS 4.1.1 Sun4c

Peter Stokes peter at ashlyn.co.uk
Wed Apr 17 16:31:25 CDT 2013

Hi Fredric

I feel you are making this a whole lot more complicated than it should be,
mainly because of your lack of experience. Not a criticism, simply and
observation. Not sure where you are, but if you wanted me to help you sort
this out, maybe I can help. Do you have IM which makes having a sensible
dialogue possible?


On 17 Apr 2013, at 21:00, Fredric QJ BlC%holtz <e5frog at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sorry, I'm not used to this mailing list yet, when I get reply they come as
> a "Digest" with a different subject header than my original, I guess I can
> change the header every time.
> The 2GB drive used for the internal worked right away, for the external I
> tried a 9.1GB drive, that didn't work, don't know if it's because the 512
> byte header has been damaged as it is different than the five backups found
> later on the binary copy. This one was a 68 pin (is that sca?) with a
> 50-pin adapter.
> I bought a 2GB today from Germany, I'll see if it works when it gets here,
> if it doesn't then the image might probably faulty.
> Being able to merge them would be handy, I guess I would need to copy the
> four (I think it was) partitions from the external drive to the internal
> one and then edit some references to this in some file somewhere. Something
> with /dev/rsd3* if I recall correctly, the internal has /dev/rsd0a etc...
> If I can't use a drive larger than 2GB unless it partitioned in 2GB or less
> pieces, how do I do the partitioning?
> Trying the image from an SD card in a SCSI card reader at ID 0 Lun 0
> resulted in "corrupt label - label checksum failed", same as the 9.1GB,
> could also have been because of the four different bytes in the 512 byte
> block first on the drive - don't know if the whole thing is what is called
> "label".
> Thanks for the advice.
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