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SunOS man pages : installboot (1)

Maintenance Commands                              installboot(1M)


installboot - install bootblocks in a disk partition


SPARC installboot bootblk raw-disk-device IA installboot pboot bootblk raw-disk-device


The boot(1M) program, ufsboot, is loaded from disk by the bootblock program which resides in the boot area of a disk partition. The ufs boot objects are platform-dependent, and reside in the /usr/platform/platform-name/lib/fs/ufs directory. The platform name can be found using the -i option of uname(1).


bootblk The name of the bootblock code. raw-disk-device The name of the disk device onto which the bootblock code is to be installed; it must be a character dev- ice which is readable and writable. Naming conventions for a SCSI or IPI drive are c?t?d?s? and c?d?s? for an IDE drive. pboot The name of the partition boot file.


SPARC To install a ufs bootblock on slice 0 of target 0 on con- troller 1 of the platform where the command is being run, use: example# installboot /usr/platform/`uname -i`/lib/fs/ufs/bootblk \ /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s0 IA To install the ufs bootblock and partition boot program on slice 2 of target 0 on controller 1 of the platform where the command is being run, use: example# installboot /usr/platform/`uname -i`/lib/fs/ufs/pboot \ /usr/platform/`uname -i`/lib/fs/ufs/bootblk /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s2 SunOS 5.8 Last change: 3 Apr 1997 1 Maintenance Commands installboot(1M)


/usr/platform/platform-name/lib/fs/ufs directory where ufs boot objects reside. /platform/platform-name/ufsboot second level program to boot from a disk or CD


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri- butes: ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWcsu | |_____________________________|_____________________________|


od(1), uname(1), boot(1M), init(1M), kadb(1M), kernel(1M), reboot(1M), rpc.bootparamd(1M), init.d(4), attributes(5) Solaris 8 Advanced Installation Guide SPARC monitor(1M) IA fdisk(1M), fmthard(1M)


The installboot utility will fail if the bootblk, pboot or openfirmware files do not exist or if the raw disk device is not a character device. SunOS 5.8 Last change: 3 Apr 1997 2