System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems

ProcedureSPARC: How to Connect a System Disk and Boot

This procedure assumes that the system is shut down.

  1. Disconnect the damaged system disk from the system.

  2. Ensure that the disk you are adding has a different target number than the other devices on the system.

    Typically, a small switch is located at the back of the disk for this purpose.

  3. Connect the replacement system disk to the system and check the physical connections.

    Refer to the disk's hardware installation guide for details.

  4. Follow the instructions in the following table, depending on whether you are booting from a local Solaris DVD or a remote Solaris DVD from the network.

    Boot Type 


    From a Solaris DVD in a local drive 

    1. Make sure the Solaris DVD is in the drive. 

    2. Boot from the media to single-user mode: 

    ok boot cdrom -s

    From the network 

    Boot from the network to single-user mode:  

    ok boot net -s

    After a few minutes, the root prompt (#) is displayed.

After You Connect a System Disk and Boot ...

After you boot the system, you can create slices and a disk label on the disk. Go to SPARC: How to Create Disk Slices and Label a Disk.