Booting problem in SOLARIS - Part 2

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2. Making boot device alias
 
In case system can not boot from primary disk and it is needed to make another boot disk to access the data , nvalias command is used .

nvalias command makes the device alias and assigns an alternate name to a physical disk. Physical address of target disk is required which can be had by 
show-disk command on ok>.

ok> nvalias disk7 /iommu@f,e0000000/sbus@f,e0001000/dma@3,81000/esp@3,80000/sd2,0
The new aliased disk can be named as boot disk or can be used for booting by refering its name .
ok> setenv boot-device disk7
ok>reset
or
ok> boot disk7

3. Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet ?
 
At ok> type printenv and look for these parameters .
boot-device disk
mfg-switch? false
diag-switch? false

if you see “boot-device net ” or true value for the other two parameter change it to the values above.

In case you wants to boot from network make sure your client is properly configured in boot server and network connections & configuration are proper.
               

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