Subject: Re: devfs (was Share common code/data across ports?)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: 01/12/1997 14:10:19
* every tried to boot a solaris disk on a machine that it wasn't installed
* on, and wasn't configured basically identically ? ever tried booting
* from a disk that previously didn't exist ?
Rubbish: boot -rs[v] and it should work just fine.
You might need to supply the -b flag as well and perform all the startup
to single-user manually.
here's what happened to me:
i installed on a disk when it was on controller 0, scsi id 3. i
actually wanted this to be controller 1, scsi id 1. so, i moved
it. when i booted, it failed to fsck, couldn't mount root or
user, and halted. ok, i thought, `boot -rvsb' should fix this.
uh uh, said solaris!
the problem was this:
there were no devices for c1t1. ie, i could not mount c1t1. as
i couldn't mount the root filesystem, i couldn't _modify_ it.
for some reason i never determined, even booting from the cdrom,
doing a chroot, devlinks, disks, etc. etc., wasn't enough to get
the devices on that disks /devices and /dev. i ended up having
to reinstall the OS from scratch, with the disk in it's correct