Adding second hard drive under SUNOS

I want to add a second hard drive on my sun. It's an external hard drive and it comes directly from SUN.

Is there someone who know the recipe to install it without any problem.

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rfrossConnect With a Mentor Commented:
under solaris 2.x, boot -r tells the machine to re-configure
the devices directory, creating new device entries for newly
added hardware. If you forget to do the boot -r after adding
new hardware to the system, the machine won't see it.  For new
disks, you could also use the 'disks' and 'drvconfig' commands
to add the disks on the fly w/o rebooting. However I believe
it is recommended to do the boot -r. Also this is easily
accomplished by typing: `reboot -- -r`, while logged in as root.
This will pass the -r down to the boot command.
SunOS 4.1.x .. or Solaris 2.5.x ??
If your harddrive is one of the newer ones. You'll just have to
plug it into the SCSI port, set the ID to some unused. Reboot the machine under 4.1.x ... or "reboot -r --" under 2.5.x. When it comes up .. use "format" to check if the drive is there, partition it & use it.

Before you boot -r make sure you can see it at the prom level.
Switch on and "stop a" straight away, then.....
probe-scsi or probe-scsi-all (depending on your prom rev.). If you see your new drive OK,
then boot -r, when you see your new drive, do what nothing says (boot -r), then edit.......
/etc/vfstab so that it mounts on bootup, just look at the existing entries and ensure you choose the right, device....
device to fsck.....
mount point....
Oh, and Don't forget to fsck it before you mount it

christgAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot !!!

Just answer the question and I will give you the points.
Can you just tell me waht is the meaning of boot -r ?
Storage device management under SunOS 4.x can be a little unfriendly, however you can use SpeedStor from Storage Dimensions. This is a Graphical (OpenLook) management system that easily manipulates Devices and Partitions, though it is no longer on the retail shelf you can call Storage Dimensions at 408.944.1203, and if you ask nice they'll send you the last version (I just had to pay for shipping).
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