System Administration Guide, Volume 1

SPARC: How to Install a Boot Block on a System Disk

  1. Become superuser.

  2. Install a boot block on a system disk using the installboot(1M) command.

    # installboot /usr/platform/`uname -i`/lib/fs/ufs/bootblk /dev/rdsk/cwtxdys0

    /usr/platform/`uname -i`/lib/fs /ufs/bootblk

    Boot block code. 


    Raw device of the root (/) file system.

  3. Verify the boot blocks are installed by rebooting the system to run level 3.

    # init 6

SPARC: Example--Installing a Boot Block on a System Disk

The following example installs the boot block on a SPARCstation 10.

# installboot /usr/platform/sun4m/lib/fs/ufs/bootblk /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0