We are using trailware Veritas Storage Foundation (VxVM) on Solaris 10 x86 system and need help in booting from alternative boot disk(Mirror disk).
Steps did :
1. Mirrored the root disk group using veritas volume manager command *"vxrootmir"*
2. Updated the bootpath with mirror disk path in /boot/solaris/bootenv.rc
Updated the EEPROM information:
# bootadm update-archive -R /a
3. Edited the grub configuration file, /boot/grub/menu.lst
Created the following entry similar to primary disk entry to allow the root disk mirror to be booted
title Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 s10x_u10wos_17b X86 <VxVM: Alternate Boot Disk>
4. reboot -- -r
At the time of boot, selected the newly added entry from the grub list and got the following error,
*"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected device and press a key".*
I am unable to move further from here, is this because of the veritas trial version we are using ?
Please help in resolving this issue and also explain the step by step process of booting from alternative boot disk on a x86 machine.
Let me know if you find anything inappropriate. Looking forward for your replies.
I have not seen this message before but a quick google search says that is pretty common and is related to the system
trying to boot from a different device (not the one you intended). Can you check your BIOS settings and possibly remove
devices from the boot order setting... Otherwise, I would suggest running installgrub on the disk that you are trying to boot
I'm curious why you are trying Veritas. Is there a Veritas feature that you need? You might consider trying ZFS if you haven't
already. Its very simple to set up and use.