[OpenIndiana-discuss] Unable to label 3 TB USB disk on 151a7

Lucas Van Tol catseyev9 at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 24 21:52:56 UTC 2012

Hm...  USB + 'drive may be in use'; it might have attempted to auto mount the drive.    
I remember seeing some similar messages when trying to add a large USB thumb drive as a mirror to an rpool once. 

Does 'rmformat' see the device?

-Lucas Van Tol

> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:35:28 -0700
> From: pulaskite at yahoo.com
> To: openindiana-discuss at openindiana.org
> Subject: [OpenIndiana-discuss] Unable to label 3 TB USB disk on 151a7
> I just got a 3 TB Toshiba USB disk to use for backups for Sol 10 & OI.  BIG mistake!
> 4k sectors.
> sol 10 u8 kernel panics when the disk is selected in format(1m).  At least selecting the replacement 3 TB Hitachi SATA drive just crashed format.
> OI 151a7 can select the drive, but won't write a label to the drive.
> I get a spurious "warning drive may be in use" message for most operations in format.  The only way I can even attempt to label the drive is via format->type but that fails w/ a message about writing geometry.
> I had been under the impression that large USB drives were usable w/ OI, but clearly "actual mileage may vary".
> Any suggestions?  At this point I'm accumulating a pretty high end Linux box from pieces Solaris & OpenIndiana can't use.
> Reg
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