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Old 08-06-2013
Need help -- netra 5 Solaris enterprise 2

I need help to resurrect very old netra machines.

two of them are netra enterprise 2 and they do not boot with the message

Cant open boot device
The IDPROM contents are invalid
Boot device: net File and args
the host is not connected to any LAN
I brought up another Netra 5 connected to the LAN fsck showed up and deleted a bunch of files..after that X does not come up.
So I am bringing these without network connection.

probe-scsi-all produces the following:
Target 0
Unit 0 Disk Seagate ST39102LCSUN9.0G08289928W*2899
Target 6
Unit 0 Removable Read Only Device TOSHIBA XM5701TASUN12XCD099704/09/97

scsi-initiator-id 7 7
boot-command boot boot
boot-device disk net
diag-switch true

Thank you for your help
the host shutsdown after some time...dont know why
if I connect the SCSI drive powers down sooner.

i tried few things from these articles but to no avail...

I had to remove the URLS since this is my first post...

Last edited by Scott; 08-06-2013 at 01:38 AM.. Reason: Removed email address
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Old 08-06-2013
the first netra's drive seems to be dead while the second one's drive seems to have major corruption ... you should try to replace the drives and boot from a jumpstart server and see if those boxes still work ...
# 3  
Old 08-07-2013
Originally Posted by Just Ice
the first netra's drive seems to be dead while the second one's drive seems to have major corruption ... you should try to replace the drives and boot from a jumpstart server and see if those boxes still work ...
Thank you very much Just Ice.

The Enterprise 2 are NFS mounted I think and they must they do.

The other one I should indeed replace disk and try it ...

How can I configure them to come up with local disk instead of NFS drive.

Is there a book or writeup on the net for all this?

# 4  
Old 08-07-2013
they will not come up without a local disk, however small, unless you have already set them up to boot off the network like in Jumpstart mode ...

setting up jumpstart is not that hard but it could be disastrous to your environment if not done properly ... i will not tell you how to set that up but i will advise you to research it thoroughly beforehand if you need to build one ...

anyways, there are books and tutorials on the topic all over the net ... google "setup jumpstart server" to get yourself started ...

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