How to Lay Out a Boot Disk: Help Document the Best Way

It began as a discussion on an OpenSolaris discussion board about the best ways to lay out a boot disk, and has turned into an effort to co-author a document that describes the best methods. You're invited to join in.

Why should you care? Because you can learn what boot disk layouts other sysadmins think is best, and add your suggestions, as well.

Mike Ramchand's blog says more about it. These instructions explain how to add content or comments to the BigAdmin wiki.

If you have any questions, ask them in the Comments section of the wiki or the blog, and we'll help out.

- Rick Ramsey
Comments:

Note my root disk is issueing bad blocks. The root disk is not mirrored.

Prep steps (bkups, dd copy) and procedures to replace bad non-mirror root disk? Know I will have to boot from cdrom, not clear instructions what to do before and after....need options that may require copying info of the root disk across ntwk to another-like server to preserve data?

Must be tried and tested sequence, have performed before, but in Sunos 4.1.3 at least 15 years ago or more? Know it could be done then, can I do this with Solaris 5.2?

Posted by Rld on October 16, 2008 at 09:15 AM CDT #

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