> I have an Enterprise 450 with Solaris 2.6 loaded and a A1000 disk
> array attached to it. Right now, the Sun Storage Volume Manager is
> installed and all the file systems are created with volume manager.
> I am trying to install Solaris 2.8 on a new disk I placed internally
> into the 450, so that I can dual boot the system to either 2.6 or 2.8.
> However I just found out that I don't have the media for the Volume
> Manager and now I am stuck. If I boot into Solaris 2.8, is there
> anyway I can mount those file systems created under Solaris 2.6 using
> Volume Manager? I tried to copy over those vx drivers and files,
> recreated the devices files using mknod but has not been able to bring
> up Volume Manager under 2.8.
Probably not. If it's actually Sun Storedge Volume Manager, then it's
probably version 2.5 or 2.6. Both are ancient at this point, and I
don't know that either is supported on Solaris 8. I don't even think
the licenses for the 2.x versions work on the 3.x versions, but I'm not
certain about that.
Quote:> Is there anything else I can try so that I can mount those file system
> when I boot into Solaris 2.8?
Do you have to stay with volume manager or not is the question.
Method 1 is to call Sun and see what it takes to get a copy of Volume
Manager for Solaris 8.
Method 2 is to take the data out of the VM volumes and put them onto
You could probably get a Solaris DiskSuite configuration that works on
both boots, but I'm not sure how you'd do that. Also, while DS comes
on the Solaris 8 disks, it only came with a Server license pak on
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