Re: problem reinstalling solaris10
On Tuesday 20 June 2006 12:57, Tobias Marx wrote:
> so i want to reinstall solaris 10, which was running on that machine
> problem is, that installing with the same dvd, that i used before,
> stopps with "can't find harddrive".
> can it be that this is caused by grub and the linux partitions on that
> and if yes, how to remove them?
If I remember the last time I did this - about 15 mnths ago - problem was due
to invalid Solaris disk labels (i.e. non existent because installing Linux
removed them!) on the disks.
I found (from Sun Solaris on-line reference) that these labels need to be
recreated for Solaris to recognise the disk and then proceed with installs.
Way I did this was to *start* install from Solaris CD disk 1. At the point it
reports no disk, you can abort process but it leaves you with a console
window. Use this to enter the Solaris FORMAT utility (it doesn't just
format!). This can create the labels - then restart the entire install
process from 'STOP-A ;BOOT CDROM etc'
You MUST read/print off the Solaris on-line reference for the FORMAT utility
from www.Sun.com - this gives lots of info on recovering SCSI disks also.
Sorry if this sounds like RTFM but there's just too much info in the Sun docs
to reproduce but it is very readable. I managed it - and I knew nothing about
Hope this helps