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# 1  
Old 08-25-2013
Can't boot from CD.

Hi, again.

Now before you think I just ask here as soon as I have an issue... I did try to resolve this myself (reassembled the drive, cleaned the laser)

My latest issue with my Sun Ultra Enterprise 450, Is that when I try to boot from the CD
Code:
{0} ok boot cdrom -s

I get this:
Code:
Boot device: /pci@1f,4000/scsi@2/disk@6,0:f  File and args: -s
Bad magic number in disk label
Can't open disk label package

Can't open boot device

The disk I am using is one that came with the box, it has no scratches or dirt/dust.

I've searched around and all I can find is answers about the disk being wrong/incompatible. However I do not believe this disk to be wrong or incompatible as the disk drive in the box is A DVD drive, and this disk was actually supplied with this box.

P.S. Before I reassembled and cleaned the drive I got A "drive not ready" error.
# 2  
Old 08-25-2013
Just to be sure, download the latest Solaris release from the Oracle website and burn it to a DVD and try to boot from that medium.

And please share the part number of the DVD drive so we can check if it is a supportet device.
# 3  
Old 08-25-2013
Ok... Another issue, while attempting to
Code:
probe scsi-all

I get the error:
Code:
Stack Underflow

. I power cycle the server and retry
Code:
probe scsi-all

, it now throws the error:
Code:
Fast Data Access MMU Miss

.

Should I create yet another thread about this new issue?

As for the drive model... How would I find that? I'm hoping there's A command for it, as I don't particularly feel like pulling the drive out again.
# 4  
Old 08-25-2013
I think there is no other way then pulling the drive... also you can pull all disks and run the probe-scsi-all command again for every single disk to see if one of your disks is bad. also note, it is probe-scsi-all!
# 5  
Old 08-25-2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by DukeNuke2
I think there is no other way then pulling the drive... also you can pull all disks and run the probe-scsi-all command again for every single disk to see if one of your disks is bad. also note, it is probe-scsi-all!
Ah, thanks... That was the problem, I forgot it was
Code:
probe-scsi-all

As for the results of it... I am very pleased, as it revealed:
Code:
 Unit 0   Removable Read Only device    TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M14011007

# 6  
Old 08-25-2013
Ok, you have a bad firmware DVD drive. You'll need patch 111649-04 to update your DVD drive to a higher FW. After the update you should be able to boot from DVD.
# 7  
Old 08-25-2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by DukeNuke2
Ok, you have a bad firmware DVD drive. You'll need patch 111649-04 to update your DVD drive to a higher FW. After the update you should be able to boot from DVD.
Ok, so I've looked around, but I can't seem to find A way to apply A firmware update without being logged in as root user. I'm currently still experimenting, But from what I understand I need access to commands unavailable to me in 'ok' prompt.

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