SUMMARY: OEM 73GB SCSI drive into a U-60

From: Ed Franks <>
Date: Thu Dec 11 2003 - 19:45:40 EST
The answer was obvious, and I should have thought of any
of the following solutions:

1. reconfiguration boot with boot -r
2. touch /reconfigure; reboot
3. drvconfig && devlinks && disks

Thanks to everyone who responded [quickly I might add]:

Vinh Cao,  Russ Poffenberger,  Paul Theodoropoulos,  Chris Ventura,
Luc I. Suryo,  Michael Lehman,  Lewis Handy,  Rik Schneider,
Eli Shamszadeh,  Jason.Santos,  Shawn Williams,  VICTOR KARPOVICH,
Jay Lessert,  Richard Skelton,  Charles Smoko,  Art Coppock,
and Sandwich Maker

> Hi,
> A client has a new OEM drive he wishes to add into an Ultra 60.
> The drive is a Maxtor Atlas 10K III 73 GB SCA drive.  But,
> Solaris 5.6 doesn't "find" the drive.
> After installing the drive powerering up the box, I checked it using
> probe-scsi from the bootprom.  It sees and reports both disks and 
> a CDROM [which is correct].  The two disks are:
> target 0   IBM       DDRS39130SUN9.0GS98E
> target 1   QUANTUM   ATLAS10K3_73_SCA020W
> During Solaris bootup, it reports a warning message regarding
>    corrupt label - wrong magin number
> This is expected as the Quantum drive has yet to be labeled.  
> After logging-in as root and running format, it shows only one
> disk:
>        0. c0t0d0 <SUN9.0G cyl 4924 alt 2 hd 27 sec 133>
>           /pci@1f,4000/scsi@3/sd@0,0
> Specify disk (enter its number): 
> I recall adding a 40GB ATA drive into an U-10 about 18 months
> ago and having to first zeroize the label sector using dd on a Linux
> PC, and then, installing it into the U-10 and creating the label
> and type with format.   Is that what is required with this drive
> first?
> If so, I have a problem, as the only systems around here with SCA 
> connectors are all Suns running Solaris.  I hope to do whatever is
> required to format, label, partition, the drive in this or some Sun box.
> Thanks for any suggestions.
> ed
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