Problems getting Solaris to correctly recognize a 9GB external HD
Posted on 1999-12-24
After installing Solaris 7 (2.7) on an
E3000 and on a Sparc 4 that previously had Solaris 2.5.1, I resliced an external 9GB Sun Unipack Hard Drive that was connected to the internal SCSI bus on the E3000. The E3000 has two internal 4GB HD. The external 9GB HD has device ID# 3 (c0t3d0).
After labeling the disk and saving the partition information with the values reported by Solaris, I can create filesystems and mount them.
However, after a reboot, Solaris reports
a corrupt label - bad magic number for this external HD.
I checked the disk and found out that it's a:
Model M2949ESP ID:J
Data Cyl = 5038
Alt Cyl = 2
Physical Cyl = 5040
Sectors = 196
Heads = 18
RPM = 7200
I got these specs. on the disk from a contact. After using the format command again, I selected "Other" disk type and proceeded to type in the values for this
Fujitsu HD. When I tried to label the disk though, the procedure failed.
After a reboot, solaris reports
corupt label, bad geometry
Label says 17777592 blocks, Drive says 17689267 blocks.
configured with capacity of 8.43 GB
What is strange is that I have connected this same type of disk to other sun machines running 2.5.1 and even though I only labeled and not saved the partition information to the disk, Solaris did not complain about this external HD, nor did I get an message in the console about a corrupt label.
I would appreciate any help on resolving this problem. Perhaps there is a known problem in solaris 2.7 with regards to this type of disk.
Perhaps it's because it's a FUJITSU disk.