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How to make a disk bootable on a SPARC

# installboot /usr/platform/`uname -i`/lib/fs/ufs/bootblk /dev/rdsk/cwtxdys0

Usually:

# installboot /usr/platform/`uname -i`/lib/fs/ufs/bootblk /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0

Note: in one instance I was having problems, the installboot kept throwing dd errors. It turns out that there was a /usr/local/bin/dd which was in my path which didn't know what to do. Beware dds that ddon't.

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