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My goal is to attach a new hard drive to the system and make it bootable.
Then I want to configure the system to boot between the existing system
bootable harddrive and the newly reconfigured hard drive. I think the
following procedures are a start; let me know if I omitted something.
 

    Procedures for making the new disk bootable:

    1) format harddrive
    2) newfs
    3) Should I use Installboot and copy over the boot block?

    Configure system for dual boot:

    1) setenv boot-device disk<disk#>
    2) setenv auto-boot? false
    3) reset
    4) boot <current boot disk> or <new boot disk>
    5) Did I leave anything out??

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bloza earned 100 total points
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I covered exactly this topic in my article "Booting from an alternative hard drive" for "Inside Solaris" magazine.
You can find this article on 'http://www.zdjournals.com/sun/9710/sun97a1.htm'
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