First, thanks very much to Charles Seeger, Dave Floyd, Gomathinayagam
Sank, Jose Luis Martinez
and Mark G Thomas who responded to my question below.
Some recommended to use dump/restore of (/) and (/usr) to new disk or
tape and then
install boot block to a new disk, and some recommended to use dd
However, I was only used dd command and it works for me,
as the following steps:
as example: my old boot disk is (sd0) and a new disk (sd2)
1) add a new disk into the system
2) use format command to initialize and label the slice a & g of a new
disk (sd2) to match the
size of root (/) and /usr of the old boot disk.
3) for slice a (/)
dd if=/dev/rsd0a of=/dev/rsd2a bs=4096k
for slice g (/usr)
dd if=/dev/rsd0g of=/dev/rsd2g sb=4096k
4) run fsck /dev/rsd2a
5) vi /etc/fstab file and change /dev/sd2a & /dev/sd2g to mount new (/)
& (/usr) file systems.
6) shutdown and halt the system
# shutdown -h now
7) boot the system from the new disk.
ok> boot disk2:a
attached mail follows:
I have an old Sparc5 Workstation running SunOS 4.1.4 and I can't upgrade
to the latest version
of Solaris, the reason is because the Application that running on the
system only supported to run
under SunOS 4.1.4.
So, right now I am trying to solve the y2K issue and to down load the
y2K patches on it.
I have all the patches I need but, the problem is: I don't have the
SunOS CD on hand
to boot the system in case after I down load the patches and reboot the
system and it
However, I was thinking of creating an alternate boot disk to another
disk, before I down load
the patches. So, is any one knows how to create a boot disk on SunOS?
Thanks in advanced for your help...
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