SUMMARY: Booting/devalias problem on U60 & Sun Managers archives

From: Tony Tran <>
Date: Fri Jul 20 2001 - 13:16:03 EDT
Thanks to the following people:

Jed Dobson <>
Casper Dik <>
Tim Evans <>
Elizabeth Lee
Franczyk Gerald <>

The winning answer is "nvalias"

As Franczyk Gerald put it:

One can use:

devalias <alias> <long_pathname>

devalias disk0 /pci@1f,4000/scsi@3,1/disk@0,0

But that will not remain active past the next reboot
To make it stay, use the "nvalias" command:

nvalias disk0 /pci@1f,4000/scsi@3,1/disk@0,0

And then use "nvstore" to lock it into nvram.

Casper Dik explained that scsi@3 is the internal SCSI
and scsi@3,1 is the external SCSI bus (yes, we *did*
use the external SCSI bus for these disks :-)

Regarding the sunmanagers archives, there are a number
of them:


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