[SUMMARY] Installing more drives

From: F.M. Taylor (root@uranium.indstate.edu)
Date: Wed Aug 02 2000 - 10:50:21 CDT

A number of people answered, and you know who you are.

Suggestions were:

Is the drive really inserted? (yes, I couldn't insert it any further
without a hammer)

Does your system have a backplane that would support more drives??
(yes, It is configured to support 20 drives)

Do a probe-scsi-all.
(well I did it, but I am not that good at reading sun hyroglyphics, so it
was a useless step.)

try drvconfig ; devlinks ; disks
(did it, no results).

And one person said that it should have worked.

So, after re-inserting the drives, peering into the cabinet with a
flashlight, rebooting the system a number of times, I made use of the
service contract, and called sun. After a few minutes on the phone with
them discussing part numbers and procedures, they are dispatching a
hardware person with spare backplane, cables, drives, etc. The only thing
left to do is schedule some downtime for this production system.

Thanks to all that responded,

On Wed, 26 Jul 2000, F.M. Taylor wrote:

> I received 2 new 9gig 10k rpm drives to add to my E450. I pushed them
> into slots 2&3 (slots 0&1 have 2 9G 7200rpm drives) and did a boot -r from
> the ok> prompt.
> The system does not see the drives. The little green lights are on, but
> prtdiag shows the slots as empty and I can't find any reference to the new
> drives in /dev/dsk or /dev/rdsk or /devices.
> I also did a touch /reconfigure ; init 6 with no difference.

Mike Taylor
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