System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

x86: How to Install a Boot Block on a System Disk

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

  2. Install the boot block on the system disk.

    # installboot /usr/platform/`uname -i`/lib/fs/ufs/pboot /usr/platform/
    `uname -i` /lib/fs/ufs/bootblk /dev/rdsk/cwtxdys2

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

    Is the partition boot file. 

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

    Is the boot block code. 


    Is the raw device name that represents the whole disk. 

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

    # init 6

x86: Example—Installing a Boot Block on a System Disk

# installboot /usr/platform/i86pc/lib/fs/ufs/pboot
 /usr/platform/i86pc/lib/fs/ufs/bootblk /dev/rdsk/c0t6d0s2