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root partition block size problem while booting ES45

Saju a r s
Advisor

root partition block size problem while booting ES45

Hi ,

I get the following error while booting ES45 simplex machine .

jumping to bootstrap code
root partition blocksize must be 8192
can't open osf_boot

halted CPU 0

dsk0 is my boot disk .The disklabel is this :
# disklabel -r dsk0
# /dev/rdisk/dsk0c:
type: SCSI
disk: BF07289BC4
label:
flags: dynamic_geometry
bytes/sector: 512
sectors/track: 863
tracks/cylinder: 4
sectors/cylinder: 3452
cylinders: 49158
sectors/unit: 142264000
rpm: 15000
interleave: 1
trackskew: 216
cylinderskew: 111
headswitch: 0 # milliseconds
track-to-track seek: 0 # milliseconds
drivedata: 0

8 partitions:
# size offset fstype fsize bsize cpg # ~Cyl values
a: 2097152 0 AdvFS # 0 - 607*
b: 33554432 2097152 unused 0 0 # 607*- 10327*
c: 142264000 0 unused 0 0 # 0 - 41212*
d: 0 0 unused 0 0 # 0 - 0
e: 0 0 unused 0 0 # 0 - 0
f: 102414016 35651584 unused 0 0 # 10327*- 39995*
g: 4194304 138069696 AdvFS # 39997*- 41212*
h: 4096 138065600 unused 0 0 # 39995*- 39997*
5 REPLIES
Danny Petterson - DK
Trusted Contributor

Re: root partition block size problem while booting ES45

Is it in a cluster?

Is it a restore, or something similar?

thx
Saju a r s
Advisor

Re: root partition block size problem while booting ES45

It's in a simplex .Yes , i restored it from backup .During the restoration i ran dn_setup -boot to make the tape drive device files.After the restoration i had to boot in single user mode.But it failed with that error .
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: root partition block size problem while booting ES45

Frank Gessner
Frequent Advisor

Re: root partition block size problem while booting ES45

I Think you have forgotten to tell the new
disk to use advfs bootblocks. Default = ufs
To do so
1) boot again from cd
2) disklabel -r dsk0 > /tmp/dsk0.dl
3) disklabel -z dsk0
4) disklabel -R -r -t advfs dsk0 /tmp/dsk0.dl
5) halt & boot from dsk0

regards, Frank
Saju a r s
Advisor

Re: root partition block size problem while booting ES45

Thanks Frank ,

That worked ..
the system is up now .