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# 1  
Old 08-13-2012
Power [SOLVED] Sun blade 1500 bad magic number

Good afternoon all,

First, sorry for my English, this is not my first language but I try my best Smilie.

So, here we go.

A friend of mine gave me an old Sun Blade 1500 he wasn't using. He said it was working fine except for the missing hard drive.

I had in my IT personnal box an old IDE hard drive that I plugged in that Sun Blade.

Then, I downloaded Solaris 10 on oracle's website and burt it on a DVD.

When I boot the computer with the DVD in, it says :

Code:
Can't read disk label.
Can't open disk label package

Can't open boot device

I searched on Google, but couldn't find anything relevant, so that's why I'm asking you.

Is it possible that my hard drive is not compatible with that Sun's computer? (am I suppose to buy a HDD from Sun (oracle) to fit that computer?
Why does it says "Can't read disk label" even on the DVD player which is the original one builtin with the computer when I write "boot cdrom"?

Please, let me know if you need more details about that.
Thanks a lot in advance Smilie.

Last edited by firstpost; 08-15-2012 at 09:47 AM..
# 2  
Old 08-13-2012
Hi,

Boot the server from cdrom, from the "{ok}" prompt. Then use the "format" utility to label the disk.

Regards

Dave
# 3  
Old 08-13-2012
Hi gull04,

Thanks a lot for your vey quick reply, you rock Smilie

So, from the "OK" prompt i write

Code:
boot cdrom

the output is

Code:
Boot device: /pci@1e,600000/ide@d/cdrom@2,0:f File and args:
Can't read disk label.
Can't open disk label package

Can't open boot device

Also, sorry for that but any idea how to use the format utility?

When I type "format", the output is:
Code:
format ?

I'm very sorry for my lack of knowledge, I'm have good knowledge of GNU/Linux, but I don't know anything about Unix/BSD and proprietary computers like Sun Blade ;(.
# 4  
Old 08-13-2012
Hi,

I suspect that the cdrom is in fact a cdrom, you will need to use a CDROM image and not a DVD.

On the Oracle site there is a text only install for Solaris which is around 450Mb and will fit on a CDROM.

Regards

Dave
# 5  
Old 08-13-2012
First, as gull04 says, make sure that you have the correct media for the CD/DVD drive.

Second, boot into single user:

Code:
 
boot cdrom -s

then run format to 'label' the drive (ie, write a Sun label to the HD).

(Entering 'boot cdrom' at the 'ok' prompt will try and take you into the installer which may not work if the HD is not labelled.)

Last edited by hicksd8; 08-13-2012 at 12:06 PM..
# 6  
Old 08-14-2012
Hi again Smilie

On the front of the player, it says DVD. So, I've burned a DVD+ with the iso available here

Also, I can't find any CD (700Mo) iso available to download for a sparc arch. Am I missing something?

Thanks again a lot for your help Smilie

---------- Post updated 08-14-12 at 03:31 AM ---------- Previous update was 08-13-12 at 05:02 PM ----------

Hi again, sorry to bother you one more time.

So, I'm back to give more details about what is going on.

I'm trying to find a CD (700 Mo) version of Solaris, but I can't find one. I need version 8,9 or 10 of a Solaris Sparc version.

The reason I need one of these specific versions is because I want to install Cadds 5 Release 14 which is only compatible with these versions according the the vendor's website (more details : Click "by Product" and select "Cadds 5i Release 14" for PDF file)

So, I've tried lots of websites, but can't find any of these versions for Sparc architecture and using a CD and not a DVD.

Also, I have another problem with my Sun Blade 1500.

If the network cable is plugged, during the open bios process, I have this message going again and again.
Code:
Requesting Internet Address for 0:3:ba:7b:39:16

Of course, that message doesn't come up when the cable is unplugged. This is how I was able to run commands as described on my previous posts.

But, what bothers me is that it doesn't look like a mac address. Usually, a mac address is 12 digits, but this one only contains 10. Of course, I've tried to give that mac address an IP in my router configuration but it doesn't accept that mac address saying is probably not a valid one.

Also, when I plug another computer on that switch using the same cable etc... it works perfectly and I have internet access.

Does that mean there is something wrong with that Ethernet adapter?
But why it detects when it's plugged?

Any idea will help me a lot.

Thanks again to all of you for all your help Smilie.
# 7  
Old 08-14-2012
HI Firstpost,

You will need to start at the very begining here, firstly make sure the system is good. So power it on and watch the POST messages as it comes up to the {ok} prompt.

Once you have it at the {ok} prompt, run the following;

Code:
{ok} reset-all
{ok} test cdrom

This will tell you that the CDROM/DVD is good hopefully.

That is a valid MAC address, and it looks like the default boot is network.

Before you run the reset all command above run;

Code:
{ok} devalias

And post the output.

Regards

Dave
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