[OpenIndiana-discuss] How to replace a motherboard without reinstalling OpenIndiana
gu99roax at student.chalmers.se
Sun Sep 11 12:06:46 UTC 2011
I also wish I had that but thankfully using snapshots goes a long way
... Thanks a lot for your suggestion, I will try that when it's time for
On 2011-09-10 18:21, Tim Bell wrote:
> When you shut down your old system the final time:
> touch /reconfigure
> will cause the a reconfiguration reboot ('boot -r') on the next boot up.
> Good luck with your project. I wish you had enough hardware on hand
> to keep one system working while you were tinkering a second box.
> That's the way I try to do it. If I like the way something is
> working, that becomes my primary system and I fool around on the other
> On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 9:15 AM, Robin Axelsson
> <gu99roax at student.chalmers.se> wrote:
>> I have not yet swapped the motherboard but I will give that a try, thanks
>> for the suggestion! I checked the man pages for 'boot' and interestingly I
>> could not find anything on the '-r' flag. I hope that OI has improved in
>> this area since b134 of Opensolaris and is more 'forgiving' with the
>> hardware swap.
>> But in the event of a freeze during boot, how can I temporarily force OI to
>> boot into a minimalized mode (without probing for hardware; single-user
>> mode?) so that I can issue said 'boot -r' command?
>> On 2011-09-10 17:55, Gordon Ross wrote:
>>> On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 9:24 AM, Robin Axelsson
>>> <gu99roax at student.chalmers.se> wrote:
>>>> The problem is that the hardware on the new motherboard will most likely
>>>> located on PCI addresses that are different from the old one (with the
>>>> possible exception of the GPU and the NB). From my experience, the
>>>> drivers on OI will not be happy about it so my question is how can I
>>>> reconfigure the drivers so that they use the pci addresses on the new
>>> Did you try "boot -r" (reconfigure)?
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