Operating Systems Solaris System is stuck at the OK prompt Post 302750313 by Martincorneuk on Monday 31st of December 2012 12:00:57 PM
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Originally Posted by bluridge

The last file executed before the system boots up is /etc/inittab so does that mean the boot block was successfully executed if I coem to the ok prompt?
I'm no genius but..... Your machine would come to the ok> prompt with no disks in it.... OBP sits beneath the OS and is totally independant of it so the bootblk isn't a factor in getting to the ok> .... :0/

What are you using to mirror the disks SDS/SVM or VxVM?

By rights there should be no need to break the mirrors neatly.... The whole point of mirroring them is to protect against a catestrophic failure in a disk.... Which you would have created by pulling one of them.... I'd have thought both should be bootable, you need to be absolutely sure the boot paths for rootdisk & rootmirror are correct, it's easy to miss a slice or somesuch....

Martin
 
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installboot(1M) 														   installboot(1M)

NAME
installboot - install bootblocks in a disk partition SYNOPSIS
installboot bootblk raw-disk-device The boot(1M) program, ufsboot, is loaded from disk by the bootblock program which resides in the boot area of a disk partition. The ufs boot objects are platform-dependent, and reside in the /usr/platform/platform-name/lib/fs/ufs directory. The platform name can be found using the -i option of uname(1). The installboot utility is a SPARC only program. It is not supported on the architecture. users should use installgrub(1M) instead. bootblk The name of the bootblock code. raw-disk-device The name of the disk device onto which the bootblock code is to be installed; it must be a character device which is read- able and writable. Naming conventions for a SCSI or IPI drive are c?t?d?s? and c?d?s? for an IDE drive. Example 1: Installing UFS Boot Block To install a ufs boot block on slice 0 of target 0 on controller 1 of the platform where the command is being run, use: example# installboot /usr/platform/`uname -i`/lib/fs/ufs/bootblk /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s0 /usr/platform/platform-name/lib/fs/ufs directory where ufs boot objects reside. /platform/platform-name/ufsboot second level program to boot from a disk or CD See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcsu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ od(1), uname(1), boot(1M), init(1M), kadb(1M), kernel(1M), monitor(1M), reboot(1M), rpc.bootparamd(1M), init.d(4), attributes(5) WARNINGS
The installboot utility fails if the bootblk or openfirmware files do not exist or if the raw disk device is not a character device. 11 Apr 2005 installboot(1M)

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