SUMMARY: Problem cloning a disk using different bus-systems

From: Jonas Blåberg <>
Date: Thu Jan 10 2002 - 11:34:33 EST

The problem with restoring ufsdumps from an IDE system (U10) on an FC-AL
system (Sun-Fire-280R, see initial mail below) was due to the lack of QLogic

To install these packages I followed this scheme: I booted on CD (boot cdrom
-s), mounted the file systems (on /a), installed SUNWqlc and SUNWqlcx from a
second CD drive (using pkgadd -R /a ...), rebooted and I was up and running.

Thank you all who supported me with several hints and ideas.

/jonas bleberg

-----Ursprungligt meddelande-----
Fren: Jonas Bleberg
Skickat: den 10 januari 2002 11:09
Dmne: Problem cloning a disk using different bus-systems


I have an installation of Solaris 8 made on an U10 (i.e using IDE-disks).
installation has been ufsdumped to tape.

I booted a new Sun-Fire-280R on Sol 8 CD, partitioned one of the FC-AL disks,
created filesystems, and made the ufsrestore. And then I executed
/usr/platform/SUNW,Sun-Fire-280R/lib/fs/ufs/bootblk /dev/dsk/c1t0d0s0". So
so good.

When rebooting it panics with the following error message:

	ok boot -v
	Boot device: /pci@8,600000/SUNW,qlc@4/fp@0,0/disk@0,0  File and args: -v
	Size: 338120+89970+75890 Bytes
	SunOS Release 5.8 Version Generic_108528-12 64-bit
	Copyright 1983-2001 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
	Ethernet address = 0:3:ba:f:f6:aa
	mem = 1048576K (0x40000000)
	avail mem = 1007255552
	root nexus = Sun Fire 280R (UltraSPARC-III)
	Cannot assemble drivers for root
	Cannot mount root on
/pci@8,600000/SUNW,qlc@4/fp@0,0/disk@w21000004cf2ffaa1,0:a fstype ufs

	panic[cpu0]/thread=10408000: vfs_mountroot: cannot mount root

	0000000010407970 genunix:vfs_mountroot+70 (10435c00, 0, 0, 10410918, 10, 14)
	  %l0-3: 0000000010435c00 0000000010439238 000000003e000000 0000000010435e20
	  %l4-7: 0000000000000000 00000000104136b0 00000000000b7638 0000000000001638
	0000000010407a20 genunix:main+94 (10410160, 2000, 10407ec0, 10408030, fff2,
	  %l0-3: 0000000000000001 0000000000000001 0000000000000015 0000000000000e99
	  %l4-7: 0000000010428c20 00000000104622d8 00000000000cd578 0000000000000540

	skipping system dump - no dump device configured
	Resetting ...

As far as I understand it finds the kernel and loads it but when it tries to
mount the root file system it cannot find it.

I have installed the maintenance update for Sol 8 4/01 (using 2 CD-ROMs) with
no result.
I have also used the scheme used by Marcelino Mata when cloning FC-AL-disks
no result.

SUNWfctl and SUNWfctlx are installed.

probe-scsi-all shows this output:
	LiD HA LUN  --- Port WWN ---  ----- Disk description -----
	 0   0   0  21000004cf2ffaa1  SEAGATE ST336605FSUN36G 0438
	 1   1   0  21000004cf27dbd8  SEAGATE ST336605FSUN36G 0438

when I look in the directory (on the root disk) called
/devices/pci@8,600000/SUNW,qlc@4/fp@0,0 all device files starts with ssd@ -
not disk@ (see the panic message above).

Is there anybody who has a clue on this one?


Jonas Bleberg
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