[OpenIndiana-discuss] Unable to label 3 TB USB disk on 151a7
pulaskite at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 24 22:09:16 UTC 2012
The "in use" message seems to be the result of a munged disk label.
I tried a
dd if=/dev/zero bs=4096 count=100 of=/dev/rdsk/c5t0d0p0
which then allowed me to successfully run format and put an EFI label on it w/ c5t0d0s0 as ~ 2.7 TB
zpool create bpool c5t0d0
produces a message that the device does not exist. Same if I specify c5t0d0s0.
prtvtoc is able to read a proper vtoc, however no attempt to access /dev/rdsk/c5t0d0s0 works even though the label has it defined.
I'll log out of mail on this system and post the console log.
--- On Wed, 10/24/12, Lucas Van Tol <catseyev9 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> From: Lucas Van Tol <catseyev9 at hotmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [OpenIndiana-discuss] Unable to label 3 TB USB disk on 151a7
> To: openindiana-discuss at openindiana.org
> Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 4:52 PM
> 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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