3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 18, 2013 1:29 AM by 995971 RSS

    Solaris x86: How to boot from Veritas mirror disk?

      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.