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Is the eeprom of the system setup to boot off slice 4? If so, then the boot block needs to be installed on slice 4. Whatever slice the eeprom is configured to boot from is the slice that requires the bootblock...1 person found this helpful
When I do a printenv boot-device I get boot device = disk:b. What does disk:b refer to? I have tried to do a boot disk0 but that did not work. Is there a way to tell it what slice to boot off of on disk0? Thanks.
987258 wrote:You system is set to boot from Slice #1 of whatever your system's hardware defaults to for the first disk location.
When I do a printenv boot-device I get boot device = disk:b. What does disk:b refer to?
If you were seeing "disk:a" then it would refer to the zero slice of the drive (S0).
If you saw "disk:c" then it would boot from the third slice (S3).
Perhaps the following two old OBP reference manuals can be of help.
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OBP 3.x Command Reference Manual
OBP 4.x Command Reference Manual
That helped clear up things. I still am not able to get the system to boot so I am restoring the drive contents from a backup. I am restoring the root partition to slice #0 this time. I am not sure why it was on on slice #4 before. I specialize more with Windows systems so this is definitely a learning experience. Our current UNIX admin of 25+ years is out on medical leave.