SUMMARY: Hard drive swap out in an Ultra 10?
From: ert weerr (sun1sol_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2004 18:20:44 -0800 (PST) To: Sunmanagers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thanks for the help!
Eventually I bought a 80G WD drive and tried to
install the OS.
The system, for some reasons just detected the
drive as a 40G one, but I could create the slices
and install Solaris 8 on the drive.
The box is still working however I have no idea
what should I install or change to get the system
to see the whole drive...
Thanks again for the help!
--- Tim Chipman <email@example.com> wrote:
> A regular "parallel EIDE" drive (ie, something that
> they do NOT call
> "serial-ATA") should work fine. Assuming you are
> using solaris8,
> anything up to 120gigs should be supported easily.
> Above this size,
> things can become complicated, the HDD controller
> doesn't support
> extra-large devices so you don't have access to the
> space abouve ~130
> gig anyhow, and config is a bit messier, so best
> avoided IMHO. ATA
> 100,133, etc are all "backwards compatible" so don't
> worry about this
> spec in any way.
> IIRC, the HDD should be jumpered "master/slave" -
> just look at how the
> part is configured that you are removing.
> Also note, if you are using something pre-solaris8
> as the OS, "large"
> HDDs (>20 gig) may also cause some fun with setup.
> Typically, when installing a new HDD, my procedure
> -get a 7200rpm part with 8mb cache if possible, go
> for a good brand with
> 3-5 year warranty (seagate or maybe WD, but not
> maxtor typically)
> -jumper the HDD the same as the part it replaces
> -boot from solaris installer cd "1", if required run
> "devlinks" and
> "disks" OR devfsadm
> -run "format" and confirm the device is seen, it
> will complain about a
> non-solaris disk label possibly
> -"label" the disk
> -quit format, run again, create slice layout you
> want. Save layout.
> -exit format, newfs the slices, restore from backup
> or proceed with
> clean install of OS.
> I've installed generic 3rd party IDE disks into
> ultra5 and blade100
> regularly, no problems at all.
> ert weerr wrote:
> >I have to swap out a hard drive in an Ultra10
> >Can I buy any IDE drive in the local computer
> >As I see there are so many different IDE interfaces
> >so I'm a bit uncertain if the system could use a
> >drive with ATA-100 or SATA interface...
> >Could you please advice what drive I should buy?
> >Thanks in advance!
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