Moving from Ultra1 to Ultra2 - easy?
From: Markus Strangl (devnull_at_strangl.de)
Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2004 12:28:25 +0100
I have finally found some CPUs to go with my Ultra2 barebone, and now it's
about time I put this box to good use.
At the moment, I'm on an Ultra1/167 with Solaris 8 MU6, and a configuration
that has been growing for ages. Of course, without any documentation... it's
not like I'm at work here :o)
So my problem is now, how to get the system from the U1 to the U2 with as
little pain as possible. As the U1 and the U2 are fairly similar systems (both
UPA/Sbus, same (?) SCSI controller, same hme and framebuffer...), would it be
possible to just pull the disks from the U1, put it into the U2 and be ready
to run? If so, which hdd bay on the U2 corresponds to which bay on the U1? Is
a boot -r enough to update possibly changed devices? Would it be wiser to
start with one CPU and add the second one later? Or is this endeavour doomed
and I rather rebuild the U2 from scratch? (which would take me weeks...)
It's just a private playground, so I wouldnt mind a little experimenting...
-- Oh theou mou! Echo ten labrida en te mou kephale!