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.
Thanks in advance.
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.
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
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.