System Administration Guide, Volume 1

SPARC: 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. Make sure the disk you are adding has a different target number than the other devices on the system.

    You will often find a small switch 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 installation details.

  4. Follow the instructions in the table below depending on whether you are booting from a local or remote Solaris CD.

    If You Are Booting From ... 

    Then ... 

    A Solaris CD from a local CD-ROM drive 

    1. Make sure the CD is in the CD-ROM drive. 

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

    ok boot cdrom -s

    A Solaris CD from a CD-ROM drive over the network 

    Boot from the net to single-user mode:  

    ok boot net -s


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

Where to Go From Here

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".