Ben, Satadru and anyone else interested,
I've spent several hours studying the man
pages for silo and silo.conf and some of
the Sun Web pages, and experimenting with
This is the revised silo.conf. (The examples
in the silo.conf manpage pertain to two systems
on one disk whereas this is for two systems
on three disks.)
Potato was originally installed on the external
drive /dev/sdc1 and silo.conf was there.
Subsequently I installed Woody on /dev/sda
and sdb. Now if sdc is disconnected, SILO
complains that it can not find silo.conf.
This is reasonable enough but I want to run
the system without the external drive. The
silo manpage states "The program /sbin/silo
... and into the second stage loader it
records all the block numbers of second.b and
the name and location of the configuration
I decided to try to refresh the second stage
loader. Hence started Woody and executed
"/sbin/silo -C /etc/silo.conf -f". With sdc
disconnected the complaint about the missing
Can anyone mention how silo can be persuaded
write the fresh loader on sda?
Thanks, Peter E.