SUMMARY: How to convert from SUNW,Ultra-Enterprise to SUNW,Ultra-1 installation?

From: Mark G. Thomas (
Date: Mon Oct 05 1998 - 21:02:06 CDT

thanks:, "Marco Greene" <>,
        Jim Robertori <>,
        ganeshan" <>, "Carsten B. Knudsen" <>,
        dmorse@Morsesoft.COM, Lee Boon Heong <>,
        Rik Schneider <>, Matt Simmons <>,
        and others.

I should have been clearer in my original post that SCSI disk IDs did not
change, and that the failed boot printout was from a "boot -r".

The solution to my problem was to:

- replace /etc/path_to_install on the non-booting disk with the
    single line: #path_to_inst_bootstrap_1

- then do a: boot -r

During the reconfigure boot process, the /etc/path_to_install was automatically
rebuilt for the new machine, and the apropriate device links were remade.

As a side note, my news server running inn definitely performs better with
2.6 then before with 2.5.1.


I have a disk with Solaris-2.6 installed from an SUNW,Ultra-Enterprise

I'd like to make the disk bootable on a SUNW,Ultra-1, preferably
without doing a reinstall.

Currently the Ultra-1 machine is running 2.5.1, has the 2.6 disk in
it, but fails during boot from the 2.6 disk with these messages:

   Boot device: /sbus/espdma@e,8400000/esp@e,8800000/sd@0,0 File and args: -rs
   SunOS Release 5.6 Version Generic_105181-06 [UNIX(R) System V Release 4.0]
   Copyright (c) 1983-1997, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
   configuring network interfaces: le0.
   mount: /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s6 no such device
   /sbin/swapadd: expr: not found
   /sbin/swapadd: /usr/sbin/swap: not found
   WARNING - /usr/sbin/fsck not found. Most likely the

I tried mounting the 2.6 root while running 2.5.1, and adding appropriate
device nodes and symlinks for /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s6 (for the Ultra-1), but there
is clearly far more to it then that.

Any assistance or pointers would be greatly appreciated,


Mark G. Thomas ( --

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