I'm a marginal sys-admin for my one man consulting firm. I'm currently
upgrading from SunOS 4.1.3 to Solaris 2.5.1. I currently have a main disk
for use (/dev/sd0 jumpered as target 3) with 4.1.3, a second disk with
4.1.3 for emergency use (/dev/sd1 jumpered as target 1) and a new disk
with Solaris. I bought the latter with Solaris preloaded (I also purchased
the CDROM). It came with a label /dev/rdsk/c0t3d0s6 jumpered as target 3.
(BTW, I'm so reluctant to transition to Solaris. My system is like
a well used easy chair that is exactly the way I want it and never gives
me any problems.)
My goal was to copy everything over from the sd0 and keep sd0 with 4.1.3
so I could boot with either for a while. Now if I rejumper the Solaris
disk as target 2, I can boot from sd0 and mount the solaris disk as
/dev/sd2. However I cannot boot from the Solaris disk via:
The boot starts but says something about not finding something on the disk
implying it cannot find the disk during boot. However probe-scsi yields:
sd0 target3 (4.1.3)
sd1 target1 (4.1.3)
sd2 target2 (solaris)
So the bios knows about the disk.
I believe the problem is the Solaris disk is labeled as target 3
(/dev/rdsk/c0t3d0s6), yet the jumpers are set to target 2. Does the SCSI
jumper setting have to equal the target number on the label? If so then
this implies that I have to relabel (and therefore reformat) the disk.
This also implies that everytime one wants to change the scsi target of a
disk, it has to be reformatted. I find this hard to swallow so I must be
on the wrong track.
Also when I solve this problem, how do I reference the 4.1.3 disk from
Solaris during mounting: mount /dev/.....??????
Another question. When I boot the system via the Solaris disk (jumpered
as scsi target 3 with the 4.1.3 sd0 removed). I cannot get openwin to run.
It complains about not finding the video controller (I think the reference
was to /dev/fb though fb exists). Do any software settings have to be
BTW, the system is Sparc 10 without a video accelerator. My reference:
"UNIX System Adminstration Handbook" by Nemeth, et. al, an excellant book.
Thanks a lot,