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Title
Should a /boot filesystem be created for SCO OS5?
Keywords
edge BackupEDGE OpenServer OSR5 RecoverEDGE recovery
Product Release(s)
BackupEDGE 01.01.0x for OpenServer 5
Problem Description
If the OpenServer 5 operating system used to create the boot diskettes did not contain a boot filesystem, do not create a boot filesystem during boot recovery.

Cause
When OpenServer 5 is installed via the "fresh install" method, a root and boot filesystem will exist. However, if OpenServer 5 is installed via the "in-place upgrade" method, only a root filesystem exists. If you create a boot filesystem when that filesystem did not exist previously, the restore will be unsuccessful.

Solution
Verify the filesystem layout that existed when the boot diskettes were made. One way to do this would be to keep a hard copy of the RecoverEDGE 2 Hard Drive Status Report and refer to this report while performing a restore through RecoverEDGE 2. A copy of this file is placed in /etc/RE2.REPORT when the boot diskettes are created.

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Last Updated - 2018/05/16

 

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