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Move solaris 9 install from Enterprise 250 to Sunfire v210

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I have a Enterprise 250 server running Solaris 9.
I would like to know the simplest way to move the boot drive
to a Sunfire v210.
I had tried moving the drive and adding a reconfigure file but
it will not boot the drive.. Is there a way to do this?

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If this can be done I imagine the device files would need to be rebuilt. Along with the vfstab editted. Possibly other things. You would need to patch the server for the v210 prior to moving the drive. I am surprised a 250 and 210 use the same drive but can't remember. I would say after moving the drive:

Boot from CD-ROM.
Mount Root and /usr from the disk in memory
Copy the /devices and /dev from the running system off CDROM to the disk partitions. And the path_to _inst file too.
Edit your VFSTAB and boot.

Could be missing something. Make sure you have a backup of your drive first! This could be messy.
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