[rescue] So, I'm bringing up my E3000....

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Tue Apr 6 08:59:18 CDT 2004

On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 08:43:08AM -0400, Francois Dion wrote:
> Phil Stracchino wrote:
> >(partially because we ran out of heating oul and this place is an
> >icebox.)
> >
> >Anyway, I'm bringing up the E3000 to install Solaris 9 on it.  Now, I'm
> >quote familiar with the process for setting up a mirrored bootdisk on
> >Solaris.  It seems a shame to waste two 9G Cheetahs on a root mirror
> >though.  Does anyone know of a way to set up Solaris 9 to boot from
> >RAID5?
> > 
> >
> I think a pair of 9GB is perfect for boot/root. I put everything but 
> home and special mounts like oracle, cms etc on the boot device. How 
> much memory do you have? You can add swap on this disk too and that will 
> probably eat 2-4GB depending on your application.

Hrm ....   I seem to have a problem.  All the POST diagnostics look OK,
but if I try to let it boot off its old Solaris 8 install, it's hanging
right after setting the multicast network, it consistently hangs if I
drop to OBP (at any point) for a probe-scsi-all, and it hangs if I let
the installer look for existing upgradeable installations.  So I'm
trying to boot to a single-user shell from the install CDs, and I can't
seem to get one.

Does Solaris 9 no longer honor the -w parameter for "no windows, just
give me a damn shell"?  

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