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Solaris 10 - hangs during boot

Power server up runs through diagnostics.
Goes to the boot section and then the bit where the cursor is spinning and thats it. Hangs completely.

Any ideas?
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Sparc or x86?
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You need to give a lot more information!

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Power server up runs through diagnostics.
Do you end up with some sort of prompt after diags?

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Goes to the boot section
Is this a prompt that you call boot section?

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then the bit where the cursor is spinning and thats it. Hangs completely.
Does the spinning cursor freeze? Or does it just not progress but the cursor is still spinning?

As DukeNuke2 asks, what hardware platform is it?
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Sparc or x86?
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You need to give a lot more information!


Do you end up with some sort of prompt after diags?


Is this a prompt that you call boot section?


Does the spinning cursor freeze? Or does it just not progress but the cursor is still spinning?

As DukeNuke2 asks, what hardware platform is it?
Set to autoboot in the prom so it starts to boot from the relevant disk.

Cursor spins for about 2 mins and then freezes.
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And ... you've tried a boot -s? You're still not giving us much to go on.

How about the last few lines of console output with the hostname/hostid/MAC/etc removed (depending on how far it's got or what is displayed)?
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Can you..............put a cd in the drive and.............


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boot cdrom -s

Just to see if booting to single user works. Eliminate hardware problem (other than the hard drive).
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I would go for a boot -sv from the ok prompt and have a look at the output...
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