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vxbootsetup - set up system boot information on a Veritas Volume Manager disk


/etc/vx/bin/vxbootsetup [-g diskgroup] [medianame ... ]


The vxbootsetup utility configures physical disks so that they can be used to boot the system. Before vxbootsetup is called to configure a disk, the required volumes, standvol, rootvol and swapvol (and optionally, dumpvol) must be created on the disk. All of these volumes must be contiguous with only one subdisk.

The -g option may be used to specify the boot disk group.

If no medianame arguments are specified, all disks that contain usable mirrors of the root, swap, /usr and /var volumes are configured to be bootable.

If medianame arguments are given, only the disks that are associated with the specified disk names are configured to be bootable.

vxbootsetup requires that:

See the chapter "Recovery from Boot Disk Failure" in the Veritas Volume Manager Troubleshooting Guide for detailed information on how the system boots and how VxVM impacts the system boot process. The vxmirror, vxrootmir, and vxresize utilities call vxbootsetup automatically. If you use vxassist, or vxmake and vxplex to create mirrors of the root volume on a disk, you must run vxbootsetup explicitly to make the disk bootable.



Specifies the disk name (disk media name) of a VM disk that is to be configured as bootable.


disksetup(1M), edvtoc(1M), vxassist(1M), vxevac(1M), vxinstall(1M), vxintro(1M), vxmake(1M), vxmirror(1M), vxplex(1M), vxresize(1M), vxrootmir(1M)

Veritas Volume Manager Troubleshooting Guide