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I am attempting to make a Solaris 8 bootable drive from a flar image following these instructions from Oracle.

The command:

lucreate -s - -m /:/dev/dsk/c1t1d0s0:ufs \ -n second_disk

fails with a command line error. Trying again without the \, the command:

lucreate -s - -m /:/dev/dsk/c1t1d0s0:ufs -n second_disk

fails with the error message:

luconfig: ERROR: Template filesystem definition failed for /.. ERROR: Configuration of BE failed.

I found this in a page on the Oracle website on upgrade issues:

Zones Are Not in the Running State (7055968)

If you run the lucreate or the lumake command on a system running Trusted Extensions, the commands might fail if the system has labeled non-global zones and the zones are not in running state.

and the workaround says to:

Workaround: Ensure that all non-global zones are in the running state before using the lucreate and lumake commands.

But I am not sure that non-global zones are the issue. We are using ufs, not zfs, and I cannot find the zone administrations commands (zonecfg, zoneadmin) on this system.

I would like to understand how to make this work. Is the issue that there is a non-global zone on this system? How do I find out without zone administration commands? Is there something else I need to do before I run lucreate?

My system is a Sun-Fire-V210 (sparc) running SunOS 5.8 (which I believe is the same as Solaris 8).

  • Do you have a Sun Fire V210 server? OS Solaris 5.8 (Solaris 8)? $ uname -rs SunOS 5.8 – Dmitry Demin Jan 14 '18 at 13:37
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install the boot block on a UFS root file system Example 1.

bash-2.03# format
Searching for disks...done


AVAILABLE DISK SELECTIONS:
       0. c1t0d0 <SUN72G cyl 14087 alt 2 hd 24 sec 424>
          /pci@1f,700000/scsi@2/sd@0,0
       1. c1t1d0 <SUN72G cyl 14087 alt 2 hd 24 sec 424>
          /pci@1f,700000/scsi@2/sd@1,0
Specify disk (enter its number):

partition> p
Current partition table (original):
Total disk cylinders available: 14087 + 2 (reserved cylinders)

Part      Tag    Flag     Cylinders         Size            Blocks
  0       root    wm       0 - 11874       57.62GB    (11875/0/0) 120840000
  1       swap    wu   11875 - 12680        3.91GB    (806/0/0)     8201856
  2     backup    wm       0 - 14086       68.35GB    (14087/0/0) 143349312
  3 unassigned    wu       0                0         (0/0/0)             0
  4 unassigned    wu       0                0         (0/0/0)             0
  5 unassigned    wu       0                0         (0/0/0)             0
  6 unassigned    wm   12681 - 12683       14.91MB    (3/0/0)         30528
  7 unassigned    wu       0                0         (0/0/0)             0

partition>

install the boot block on a UFS root partition S0 on second disk c1t1d0

    #installboot /usr/platform/sun4u/lib/fs/ufs/bootblk /dev/rdsk/c1t1d0s0

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