Solaris 9 X86 USB Flash Drive

Posted on 2009-04-16
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I have an HP server that is running Solaris 9 X86 where it does not seem to want to recoginze the USB flash drive.  An identical system running Solaris 10 X86 is fine but not the Solaris 9 system.  I have downloaded and applied the latest recommend patch cluster to no avail.  

When logged into the console in CDE, the flash drive is not seen when plugged in.  I have verified vold is running. I cannot manually mount the device since there is no /dev/usb, /dev/dsk or /dev/rdsk assosicated with this.  prtconf does not see usb devices nor does rmformat.  

Any ideas on how to get Solaris to see this USB device?
Question by:djpriceAtl
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    The problem is that is vold does not create the devices.  On Solaris 10, all these are created when I plug in the USB drive - nothing happens in the OS for Solaris 9.  I believe there must be a mkfs or something similar to look for and create the usb devices that I must manually run for Solaris 9.  The above referenced answers do not work for my situation.

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    This ended up being a problem with the USB device on the HP ML370 G3 server.  When another PCI USB controller board was installed, this USB device worked and was recognized.  HP has a firmware upgrade that might resolve the issue (not yet loaded)

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