Solarix/x86 2.6 with LILO?

Solarix/x86 2.6 with LILO?

Post by Ovidiu Predesc » Wed, 11 Mar 1998 04:00:00



Hi,

Anybody know how can I boot Solaris/x86 2.6 using Linux's LILO? When
I try using it the Solaris boot-loader simply crashes. I don't even get
the boot program loaded.

The Solaris partition is on the secondary disk, the first partition, on
an EIDE controller.

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Solarix/x86 2.6 with LILO?

Post by Wanamak » Fri, 13 Mar 1998 04:00:00



>Hi,

>Anybody know how can I boot Solaris/x86 2.6 using Linux's LILO? When
>I try using it the Solaris boot-loader simply crashes. I don't even get
>the boot program loaded.

Check out:

http://dan.carlsbad.ca.us/faqs/s86faq.html

It specifically states on how to use Linux' LILO to boot into Solaris.  I use
LILO since I have three different OS' on my box.

Hope this helps,
Dave

 
 
 

Solarix/x86 2.6 with LILO?

Post by Lim Chee Sian » Wed, 18 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Hi all,

I got LILO to boot Solaris/x86 2.5.1. Solaris/x86 2.6 should boot
in the same way I guess. A bit of background first.

Solaris/x86 2.5.1 was initially installed in the primary-master
harddisk, i.e being the only harddisk in the system; whereas
Win95+Linux are in the other harddsik which I temporarily removed
from the system during Solaris installation.

Solaris boots according to the boot-path variable in /etc/bootrc.
During boot, fsck will check the disk according to the entries in
/etc/vfstab. Similarly, mount will scan /etc/vfstab when
mounting filesystems.

In order to boot Solaris from secondary-master disk, these two file
MUST be modified, and the /dev/rdsk/ and /dev/dsk/ directories MUST


The procedures go like these, assuming you can afford to lose
the Solaris partition because recovery from incorrect entries
in the files to be modified in the following steps is tricky:

1. Type 'touch /reconfigure' before shutdown Solaris. Simply
   place a disk as secondary-master. Solaris will create the
   correct links from /dev/rdsk/ and /dev/dsk/ to

   example, if you only have one primary-master (Solaris) and
   one secondary-master (any disk), you should see entries like





2. If you don't see the entries in step 1, stop moving on.
   Otherwise, we're going to make changes to /etc/bootrc and
   /etc/vfstab.



   b. change all instances of c0d0sXX in /etc/vfstab to c1d0sXX.

   Step a informs the secondary Solaris boot loader that we're
   booting from the secondary-master harddisk while step b is
   for fsck to check the correct Solaris partitions and mount
   to find the filesystems for mounting.

3. Do a 'touch /reconfigure' again, just in case. Shutdown Solaris.
   Transfer the harddisk with Solaris from primary-master to
   Secondary master.

4. Put in the harddisk with Linux/LILO back to primary-master. Boot
   Linux and add the following entries to /etc/lilo.conf.

   # solaris at secondary master
   other = /dev/hdc1
       loader = /boot/chain.b
       label = solaris

   Proceed with lilo installation as you would normally do.

These are basically the steps I 'discovered' through countless
failed attempts to get Solaris to boot from sec-master. If you
need to boot Solaris from primary-slave, c1d0sXX should then be
c0d1sXX according to the harddisk naming convention of Solaris,
and hdc1 -> hdb1 according to Linux's convention.

Let me know if I have left out any steps. Hope it helps.

CheeSiang Lim.



> >Hi,

> >Anybody know how can I boot Solaris/x86 2.6 using Linux's LILO? When
> >I try using it the Solaris boot-loader simply crashes. I don't even get
> >the boot program loaded.

> Check out:

> http://dan.carlsbad.ca.us/faqs/s86faq.html

> It specifically states on how to use Linux' LILO to boot into Solaris.  I use
> LILO since I have three different OS' on my box.

> Hope this helps,
> Dave

 
 
 

1. RH 6.2 + Solaris 2.6 x86 LILO Setup

Could someone please point me in the right direction.  I've installed
Solaris 2.6 x86 ona  second hard disk, and I would like LILO to
recognize it and boot the Solaris kernel.  What do I add to the
/etc/lilo.conf to get this capability?

Thanks in advance.

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