Solaris 8 (Intel Platform Edition) Device Configuration Guide

Configuration Procedure

Initial Installation and Configuration

  1. Install the Solaris software.

  2. Boot the system.

  3. Insert the PC Card ATA device.

Identifying an Unrecognized Card

If you insert a PC Card ATA device and it isn't recognized (no special files are created), use the prtconf command to try to identify the problem.

  1. Run the prtconf -D command to see if your pcata card is recognized.

    A recognized device will appear at the end of the prtconf output. For example:

    # prtconf -D
    .  .  .
    pcic, instance #0 (driver name: pcic)
       .  .  .
       disk, instance #0
  2. If pcata does not appear in the prtconf output, there is a problem with the PC Card adapter configuration or with the hardware.

    Check to see whether the problem is with the card or the adapter by trying to use the card on another machine and by seeing if it works on the same machine using DOS.

Special Files

For PC Card devices, nodes are created in /devices that include the socket number as one component of a device name that the node refers to. However, the /prtc/dev names and the names in /dev/dsk and /dev/rdsk do follow the current convention for ATA devices, which do not encode the socket number in any part of the name. See the pcata(7D) man page.