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Installing a second IDE Ultra 5

Posted on 2005-04-07
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Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I have installed a second hard drive in my Ultra5 box. I have tried to boot up from the second hard drive, but keep getting errors. I then swapped the cables across and installed the o/s on the second hard drive. And then tried to boot from it, still no luck.

What I would like to do is be able to boot from one of the H/D, but able to use the second hard to safe data and shared folders. As you can if you are on a Windows Servers. I hope this makes sense.

I haven't tried Soltice s/w .....yet.

Can anyone help or advise???
Question by:rkalsi

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ID: 13730608
Do your 2nd hard-disk contain the solaris OS?

Kindly post your the error message.

Have you tried to installboot blk onto your 2nd hard-disk?

/usr/platform/`uname -i`/lib/fs/ufs/bootblk /dev/rdsk/cXtXdXs0

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yuzh earned 375 total points
ID: 13732450
To boot up from your 2nd HD, you need to have Solaris install on the 2nd HD, if you only
want to use the 2nd HD as a backup data drive, you don't need to worry about install
Solaris on it, all you need to do is format the HD,  mount the filesystem and use it.

please have a look at my answer in http:Q_20556230.html

to learn more details about how to add a IDE HD (it also apply to Ultra 5)

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