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Old 07-01-2008, 12:03 PM   #1
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new hdd installation


hi guys
i have just installed a new hdd onto my sunfire v440 ... after i rebooted the machin, i ran the "cfgadm -al" command to check on the new disk,
i realize that the disk is there but the name is different.
all other disks are under names like:
dsk/c1t1d0 or dsk/c1t2d0
but the new one is under the name of: sd2
also when i do "format"
it doesn't show the new installed disk.
how can i change the name and make it useful?
thnx
 
Old 07-01-2008, 06:31 PM   #2
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If you could fill out your profile, and give some more info on what OS you're running, machine, etc., that would probably help people here to help you!

 
Old 07-02-2008, 08:43 AM   #3
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oh sorry about that,
i have a sunfire v440 running solaris 10 sparc
i have 4 disc of 72Gb each
one of them failed and i replaced it with a new one...
after i rebooted the machine, i ran the "cfgadm -al" command to check on the new disk
i realize that the disk is there but the name is different.
all other disks are under names like:
dsk/c1t1d0 or dsk/c1t2d0
but the new one is under the name of: sd2
 
Old 07-02-2008, 10:00 AM   #4
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it may not make much difference, but I would run "devfsadm" instead of "cfgadm". Give it a try and see if you get different result...
 
Old 07-02-2008, 12:33 PM   #5
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i did ran devfsadm, but it didn't make any difference.
hope i found a way.
thnx for helping
 
Old 07-02-2008, 11:45 PM   #6
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are you sure that sd2 is not just an instance name of your disk?
how are you verifying that your new disk is sd2? does it actually show up like *dev/sd2*? Or sd2 shows up in the output from prtconf or dmesg? if the latter, you can trace it to its logical name by following below steps:

# dmesg | grep sd2
This outputs its physical address
# ls -l /dev/dsk | grep <physical_device>
This should output the name of logical device name soft link to its physical device name
 
Old 07-16-2008, 02:14 PM   #7
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on OPB execute: boot -r
This will recompile kernel.
After that in Solaris execute: devfsadm -C
This will relink /dev

Now in format utility u should see ur disk.
 
Old 07-17-2008, 11:16 AM   #8
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oh thnx it did work
it automatically changed to the c0t0d0 format
thnx a bunch
 
  


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