System Administration Guide, Volume 1

Where to Go From Here

Check the following table if the format utility did not recognize the disk.

If the Disk ... 

Then ... 

Is newly added and you didn't perform a reconfiguration boot 

Go to Chapter 30, SPARC: Adding a Disk (Tasks) or Chapter 31, IA: Adding a Disk (Tasks).

Is a third-party disk 

Go to "Creating a format.dat Entry".

Label was corrupted by a system problem, such as a power failure 

Go to "How to Label a Disk".

Is not properly connected to the system 

Connect the disk to the system using your disk hardware documentation.