Summary: Restored System Disk could not boot

From: Alan Kong <>
Date: Thu Feb 14 2008 - 02:08:32 EST
Thank you to:

Damir Delija <>
hike <>
"JULIAN, JOHN C (ATTSI)" <> (Jim Seymour)

And Julian, John hit the head of the nail. Since Sun 280R uses fibre drive with world wide nos, the disk record needs to be removed before the new drive could be recongnised.

Procedures for re-building the device tree:

boot network or cdrom
mount new disk on /a
rm /a/dev/cfg/* /a/dev/rdsk/* /a/dev/dsk/*
devfsadm -C -v -r /a -p /a/etc/path_to_inst -t /a/etc/
touch /a/reconfigure
reboot -- -r 

Thank you.


Alan Kong wrote:
> Dear All,
> The system disk on our Sun Enterprise 280 server crashed and the disk 
> was replaced. The new disk was restored from tape and "installboot" ran. 
> However when the disk was booted, it kept asking to fsck the root 
> partition. The "fsck" failed when performed. As I had a second disk on 
> the server which was a clone of the system disk(the clone was a few 
> months old), I booted from this second disk and fsck the root partition 
> of the new disk. Then the server was rebooted with the new disk. Same 
> problem happened. The disks on the server were FC disks and the server 
> was running Solaris 2.8.
> Any suggestion on getting the system to run on the new disk?
> Thank you in advance.
> Regards
> Alan
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