SUMMARY: strange disk capacity on blade100

From: Gerard Henry <>
Date: Thu Apr 22 2004 - 09:15:20 EDT
very thanks to all who responded, now it works!
i found another old contribution here:

for me, the correct thing is to do:
hobbit-root% dd if=/setup.log of=/dev/dsk/c0t2d0s2 count=16 bs=65536
0+1 records in
0+1 records out

if i try to use raw device, it didn't work
hobbit-root% dd if=/dev/null of=/dev/rdsk/c0t2d0s2 count=16 bs=65536
0+0 records in
0+0 records out

to p. bauer, i don't see any "autoconfigure" on format!

here is repoonses:
Ric Anderson:
I'm running a Western Digital 120GB in a blade-100                              
with no problems.  My guess is the disk you got was                             
mislabled internally.  If there is no data on it, do a                          
    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rdsk/c0tXd0s2 count=16 bs=65536                     
to wipe any disk label on the device, then let format look at                   
it.  Another possibility is that there are some jumper settings on              
the drive to limit its capacity for older systems, and those may                
also need to be changed.                                              

Peter Stokes:
Sounds like you need to delete the label on the disk.                           
 dd if=/dev/null of=/dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s2 count=20               
 Peter Bauer:
 The disk was probably used as a mirror for another 20G disk. You might look     
at the partition table you'll get in format and take a look what you find on    
the disk.  :-)                                                                  
To fix your prob, launch format, select your disk, and then select "type" ->    
"autoconfigure". Afterwards, write the new (correct) disk label on the disk.  

On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 01:09:32PM +0200, Gerard Henry wrote:
> hello all,
> i buyed a 40gb from sun (P/N 370-4440-01) but os see only 20gb.
> At the ok prompt, i see
> ok probe-ide
> Device 0 
> 	ATA Model: ST340016A
> and when i boot from sol9, i see:
> # iostat -En
> c0t0d0
> Model ST340016A
> but with format:
> # format
> Searching for disks
> 0. c0t0d0 <ST320414A...
> from seagate, the first reference ST340016A is 40gb, and ST320414A is 20gb. I don't understand why solaris displays a bad reference.
> i just upgraded openboot to last update 4.16
> i read on another forum that sunblade100 can support capacity more than 20gb
> Any clue?
> gerard
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