SUMMARY: Need Help Adding Disk

From: Michael Mitchell (
Date: Tue Feb 10 1998 - 11:39:01 CST


     Thanks to the following for replying so promptly.

      Toby Creek
      Asim Zuberi
      Kenn Owen
      Rich Kulawiec
      Mark A. Baldwin
      Karl von Jena
      Dino Rivera
      Sanjay Srivastava
      Russ Poffenberger

Below I'm including my original post and one of the many replies.


Michael Mitchell <> wrote:
> Folks-
> I have a Seagate ST15150N hard disk in a small, external
> Andataco box attached to a SparcStation 2 running SunOS 4.1.4.
> The disk was functional when I removed it (and the Andataco
> box) from a SparcStation 20, but now I can't get it installed
> on my SparcStation 2. I can run probe-scsi at the prom level
> and see the disk listed as an attached device. But when I run
> the "format" command, the ST15150N disk is not listed in the
> "AVAILABLE DISK SELECTIONS" menu. I've futzed with format.dat
> and added an entry for the ST15150N that was taken from the
> format.dat file posted by the sun-managers list, but "format"
> still can't see the disk on the SparcStation 2. Someone
> suggested earlier that I "put a label on the disk," but I don't
> know how to do that if "format" doesn't recognize the disk.
> The disk is currently set as SCSI device #5 and there are
> entries for device /dev/sd5 on the SparcStation 2.

A disk on SCSI ID 5 is not supported by a GENERIC kernel on sun4c
platforms. You will have to customize the kernel config file or change
the SCSI ID to something supported (0-3).

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