>> I've heard from other guy who have transfer the system disk,
>> he have tried boot -r, but it still not work. Is there any thing need to
>You can't transfer boot disks from machines of one type to machines of another
>type. For example, you can't take a boot disk from an Ultra 5 and put it into
>a Sun Blade 100. When Solaris is installed, only the support for the current
>system is loaded onto the hard drive. There is no easy way to "convert" the
>I have not had any problems using a disk from an Ultra 10 in an Ultra 5. As
>long as the two systems are of the same type, you should be okay.
The key here really is (or was) "what's the physical address for the
boot device?". If the same Sbus or PCI bus physical address in the
system memory space is used for the boot device's interface, a boot -r
will often work.
When I was at Axil, we experimented with this some. Annoyingly, we didn't
put the MachIO at the same physical address as the Sparc 5, nor did we
put it in the same location on our two different MicroSPARC-II chip systems,
so we couldn't move boot drives back and forth. However, our two Sparc 20
type clones had it in the same place as our Sparc 10 clone (the 420, 320,
and 311 respectively) if I remember correctly, and you could move the
disks around somewhat within that set.
In general, though, don't bother trying.
-george william herbert