Sun Jun 27 01:46:55 2004 Replacing hard driveReferencing: https://groups.google.com/groups?selm=40DCD352.773C@kos.net
This poster wants to replace a SCO OSR5 secondary scsi drive with a larger version, and thought that the old drive needs to be removed first.
As long as the scsi id is the same, you can just replace it. You'd run "mkdev hd" to create partitions/filesystems, restore data, and that's all. No need to relink.
Users of more modern systems may find this puzzling: why would you need to relink to add a drive to the kernel anyway? Well, that's the way these systems work. I assume that the next release of OSR5, which will use the Unixware kernel, will scan for and automatically add drives.
Removing drives from OSR5 systems isn't a lot of fun either. As the thread notes, "mkdev .scsi" is the command, but really there's ordinarily no reason to bother: if you don't try to mount or otherwise access a "missing" drive, the kernel doesn't care.
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