SUMMARY: Can't format SUN4.2G Quantum VK4550S on 2.5.1

From: Bryan Hodgson (
Date: Tue Mar 31 1998 - 15:33:52 CST

Thanks to Michael Pins and Tim Carlson for prompt replies.

Best bet is that the drive is no good. I called SunService on the
warranty, and they volunteered that the disk shouldn't be behaving like
that and are shipping a replacement.


>Solaris 2.5.1 HW 4/97, Ultra 170
>We bought a new 4.2G disk from Sun in one of their external cabinets,
>hooked it up, did boot -r. Device files are present, format sees the
>disk but refuses to format it (or write a partition table, or label it).
>I am clueless. A reduced version of a format session follows.
>Has anyone seen this before? Will summarize.

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