Fellow Sun Managers,
Well, this turned out to be a "classic" quick sun-managers turnaround,
many thanks to the Sun-Managers community at large. Many thanks to any
future responses I may receive, thank you all.
The problem :
I had a Sun 4 mm Tape drive that wasn't being seen using the
I wasn't sure whether the Id # mattered in Solaris 2.x since I had been
told that it should be 4.
The solution :
Experienced Sun Managers informed me that SunOS had a restriction of
having the tape device on SCSI Id 4, but even that could be changed by
modifying the /kernel/drv/st.conf file.
There's no such restriction in Solaris 2.x. After adding the tape drive,
I did a probe-scsi-all to verify that it was visible to the PROM. After
verifying that, I did a boot -r and added the tape..
Thanks to all who explained the different procedures such as
After all that, I was very surprised that I had a bad tape drive and am
actually waiting for a replacement from Sun..
-- Saty Desai Sr. Systems Administrator, Enterprise Technology Center Oracle Corporation, Atlanta Office Phone: 770.351.3643 Fax: 770.395.7452 Email: email@example.com Pager: 888.385.6609
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