You need to do something to force the system to see that 'new' or
replacement drive. If you went through the concurrent replacement
process of stopping the slot waiting for the blinky light and pulling
the old and repeat for the new then you've done that part correctly.
Sometimes it still no workie. Then I go into Work with Disk Units, Work
with disk unit recovery, isk unit problem recovery procedures,
Initialize and format disk unit. That forces the thing to read the disk.
Now sometimes that says 'None are eligible' OK Be that way then and I
use Display/Change page data (I don't CHANGE things :-) ) or Analyze
disk unit surface. The system has to talk to the unit enough to get it
to know it's a replacement. Once that happens you can do the rebuild
disk unit data step
Note that you may need to repeat the remove/replace steps and allow some
minutes to pass between the remove and the replace. It also takes
several minutes for the thing to be discovered even when it works first
time. When you insert it stay by the disk and keep a finger on it to
determine if it spins up. That is usually about half a minute after the
light stops blinking.
Oh and of course you may actually have a bad slot not a bad drive. :-(
Rare but it happens.
Joe Pluta wrote:
Don't worry, Paul. I can't figure out how to tell the machine there's a new
drive. It still thinks the old drive and serial number is in place (in
failed status). I can't figure out how to force it to refresh itself, and
how to get the disks into "unconfigured" state.
From: Paul Nelson
From: Joe Pluta
Thanks, Chuck, that's exactly the right manual.
Gz, I'm becoming a hardware expert...
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