On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 9:59 PM, Fajar A. Nugraha <w...@fajar.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 12:53 PM, Frank Cusack <fr...@linetwo.net> wrote: > > On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 9:31 PM, Fajar A. Nugraha <w...@fajar.net> > wrote: > >> > >> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 12:19 PM, Frank Cusack <fr...@linetwo.net> > wrote: > >> > > >> > If we ignore the vbox aspect of it, and assume real hardware with real > >> > devices, of course you can install on one x86 hardware and move the > >> > drive to > >> > boot on another x86 hardware. This is harder on SPARC (b/c hostid and > >> > zfs > >> > mount issues) but still possible. > >> > >> Have you tried? :D > > > > Yes, I do this all the time. Between identical hardware, though. It > used > > to be tricky when you had to know actual device paths and/or /dev/dsk/* > > names but with zfs that issue has gone away and it doesn't matter if > drives > > show up at different locations when moving the boot drive around. > > > > Ah, you're more experienced that I am then. In that case you might want to > try: > - boot with live CD on your sun box > - plug your usb drive there > - force-import then export your usb root pool (to eliminate any disk > path or ID problem) > ah, good idea > - try boot from usb drive > - if the above still doesn't work, try running installgrub: > > http://www.solarisinternals.com/wiki/index.php/ZFS_Troubleshooting_Guide#ZFS_Root_Pool_and_Boot_Issues > grub does need to have an idea of the device path, maybe in vbox it's seen as the 3rd disk (c0t2), so the boot device name written to grub.conf is "disk3" (whatever the terminology for that is in grub-speak), but when I boot on the Sun hardware it is seen as "disk0" and this just doesn't work. If it's that easy that'd be awesome, all I need is an alternate grub entry. I'm still trying to install sol11 on USB, but it's dreadfully slow on > my system (not sure why) > Same here, sustained write to a USB stick is painfully slow. Normal operation is fine though.
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