UPDATE : large IDE disks >32GB on Solaris 8

Maccy maccy at maccomms.co.uk
Thu Oct 18 11:16:45 EDT 2001

Thanks for the numerous replies so far. I'm still no closer to getting any
result though :-(

Most people seem to think this can be done without any special action
under Solaris 10/00 and onwards (not the initial release). One or two
people mentioned upgrading the OBP but others tell me this is a

However, format still insists on just giving me 31.5GB of a 61.4GB disk,
after corrupting as below and relabelling.

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rdsk/c0t1d0s2 count=1

My details :-

SunOS Isar 5.8 Generic_108528-07 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-5_10

System PROM revisions:
OBP 3.19.4 1999/04/28 15:05   POST 3.0.7 1999/04/28 14:24

Can anybody advise further?

Mark Mahabir

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