(English) Installing OpenBSD 64Bit on a Software Raid 1 (Mirroring)

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IssaDezember 3rd, 2009 at %H:%M

I get to this point:
cp /usr/mdec/boot /mnt/boot {i’m following your instruction}

But I don’t have the (boot) folder under /usr/mdec/

BTW, I’m installing this on Sun Netra 210 (Sparc64)

Thanks for your help

adminDezember 4th, 2009 at %H:%M

Strange, in the INSTALL file it also says, that you have the boot program under /usr/mdec/boot. Caution! It’s a file not a folder, perhaps this is your problem.

quote from the INSTALL-file:
You can find the boot program in `/usr/mdec/boot‘ in the OpenBSD/sparc64


Normally it should also be possible to copy the file from /boot to /mnt/boot. If you find a solution, please post it here too, so that other users can benefit also.

IssaDezember 5th, 2009 at %H:%M

First I’m using OpenBSD 4.6 (SPARC64) on Sun Netra 210 Server.

This is what I have under /usr/mdec
# cd /usr/mdec
# ls -al
total 480
drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 512 Jul 9 22:16 .
drwxr-xr-x 17 root wheel 512 Jul 9 22:01 ..
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root bin 4893 Jul 9 22:16 bootblk
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root bin 132368 Jul 9 22:16 installboot
-r–r–r– 1 root bin 50392 Jul 9 22:16 ofwboot
-r–r–r– 1 root bin 50680 Jul 9 22:16 ofwboot.net
Question: I’m having a LSI SAS1064 which support RAID 1 (Hardware). But I can’t Access it using SUN Netra 210 because it doesn’t have a BIOS but it has OBP 4.30. Is there a way to use OpenBSD to access that chip and configure it to use RAID 1 (using the hardware on the chip)and save all that headache (I don’t want to use software raid because my hardware SUPPOSE to support Raid 1 on it) But I spend a lot of time reading the manuals and forums and I’m getting now to no where.

Can you give me a hint?

IssaDezember 7th, 2009 at %H:%M

I solve it by using Solaris 10 DVD. This is what I did:
1) At the ok prompt I typed:
ok boot cdrom -s
That’s mean boot from the cdrom using single user mode.
2) then I ran this command:
# raidctl -C „0.0.0 0.1.0“ -r 1 1
Thant’s mean: Create Raid1 (r 1) on the controller #1 (This is the last number 1 in the command) using Disk0 (0.0.0) and my Disk1 (0.1.0).

You can find out which controller and disks your LSI SAS1064 using by issue this command:
# raidctl -l
(Small L)
BTW, I’m using Sun Netra 210. I hope that will help some people who is straggling in the same problem.

ArneMärz 11th, 2012 at %H:%M

Issa, for Sparc64 you have to do this:
cp /usr/mdec/ofwboot /mnt
/usr/mdec/installboot -v /mnt/ofwboot /usr/mdec/bookblk wd1

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