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Solaris x86: How to boot from Veritas mirror disk?

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Hello team,

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>
findroot (rootfs0,0,a)
kernel /platform/i86pc/multiboot
module /platform/i86pc/boot_archive


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.

Thanks in advance.
  • 1. Re: Solaris x86: How to boot from Veritas mirror disk?
    cindys Pro
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    Hi--

    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
    from.

    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.

    Thanks, Cindy
  • 2. Re: Solaris x86: How to boot from Veritas mirror disk?
    975957 Newbie
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    Looks like you have done most of the required stuff (https://sort.symantec.com/public/documents/sf/5.0/solaris64/html/vxvm_admin/ag_ch_disks_vm28.html)


    Perhaps just the grub bit at the bottom missing



    Good luck
  • 3. Re: Solaris x86: How to boot from Veritas mirror disk?
    995971 Newbie
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    Hello Cindy,


    As per the company std. i have to use Veritas.

    I tried almost everything and failed. I missed out running install grub on the veritas mirror disk. I will try and check.

    Thanks for the helpful information.

    Regards.

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