Solaris x86 2.6 Booting probs

Solaris x86 2.6 Booting probs

Post by Dan Delgad » Mon, 31 Aug 1998 04:00:00

I have a box with Win98 (was the same with 95 previously) and Solaris x86

I have a 4GB Hd with 2GB (part 1) for Win98, I set that one up first since
Win kills MBRs. The next 2GB and 2 340 SCSIs are for Solaris.

The Solaris boot manager works great if I pick partition 1 (Win98) but if I
pick/let the default of 2, it gets as far as detecting the netcard and
Hostname and then hangs with the drive light on.

this happened on several installs. If I use the "device disk" (I save my
config to save time) and tell it to boot Solaris on Part 2, it works fine...
not unbearable, but it IS annoying.



1. can't read Solaris 2.6 x86 hard disk on Solaris 2.6 Ultra-1 ?!?

I was going to use this hard drive to move large files from my
Ultra to my Pentium PC for CD-R backup, but upon "boot -r" on
the Ultra I saw an error about "invalid geometry" on sd3, the
drive I had formatted on my PC to be ufs.  And now of course
I can't even "prtvtoc" this disk ("Unable to read Disk geometry"),
so mounting it is seemingly out of the question.

What's the problem?  Was I naive to assume the a ufs on a Solaris
system would be the same regardless of CPU type?  I really don't
want to use Ethernet to transmit potentially gigabytes of data
on a regular basis :-(...

Please reply via email (and post here, of course), as I don't
get a chance to keep up with the newsgroup as regularly as I
would wish.  Thanks.

Mark J. Kaufman             Sun Microsystems, San Diego

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