I installed solaris 8 on a ultra5 workstation, I then used ufsdump to dump all the partitions onto a network drive. Next I wrote a script to partition a new drive then restore the the ufsdump's onto the new drive. Next I used the solaris 8 02/04 install disk with the "boot cdrom -s" command. once at the prompt I setup the network and mounted the nfs share containing the ufsdump's to "/a". I then ran the script then rebooted with "reboot -- -r" and the system comes up with no errors. I then used the new system with no notable errors.
Next I created a solaris 8 jumpstart disk which boots up and runs a script to mount the network share to "/a" then runs the same script as above to partition and restore the disk. This time when the system reboots I get the following message after boot.
"tester ufs_log: WARNING: ufs log for /mnt changed state to Error
"tester ufs_log: WARNING Please umount (1M) /mnt and run fsck(1M)"
The system seems to work ok but I keep getting this message. It seems that it is the cdrom causing the warning because if I leave the cdrom out of the drive the error goes away. But as soon as I put the cd back in I get the warning. I also tried booting into single user mode and running fsck on all the drives.
One thing to note is that I tried the same procedure using but installing solaris 2.5.1 then creating ufsdumps of that install and restoring it using the same script and it does not have the error.
"mount -o nologging /dev/lofi/1 /mnt"
This fixed the issue but I guess the issue was only when I inserted that specific boot cd. Once I made the change during creation of the jumpstart disk I no longer had the Warning.
Thanks for your help. I'm going to accept your response as accepted solution because my last question did not even get a response and was deleted.