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# 1  
Old 02-07-2018
Short Disk Read

Good Afternoon,

I am setting up a SunBlade 2000 with Solaris 9. I have a hard drive of unknown condition installed in the bottom slot. The machine powers up to the
Code:
{ok}

I'm trying to
Code:
boot cdrom -s

the CDROM "Solaris 9 Operating Environment" so I can format the hard drive. I get:
Code:
Error: /packages/deblocker: Last Trap: Corrected ECC Error
 Short disk read
 The file just loaded does not appear to be executable.

Tried it with the installation cd as well and got the same result.

Any ideas?
# 2  
Old 02-07-2018
Probably the alias of the cdrom drive is wrong. Try:

Code:
ok> devalias cdrom /pci@1f,0/ide@d/cdrom@0,0:f

(assuming it's a primary master drive).
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# 3  
Old 02-08-2018
Thanks. No luck. Now it says:
Code:
Can't locate boot device

# 4  
Old 02-08-2018
What says:

Code:
ok> reset all
ok> probe-scsi-all

If the DVD drive is not discovered try re-seating the cables to it, etc and try again.

DVD drive might be faulty.

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# 5  
Old 02-09-2018
Thanks..

It did not recognize the command
Code:
{ok} reset all
  
 reset?

For
Code:
probe-scsi-all

I get a lot. Here is what looks relevant to me:
Code:
/pci@8,600000/SUNW.qlc@4
 LiD HA LVN ---Part WWN---  ----- Disk description-----
      ERROR / pci @8, 600000/SUNW,qlc@4:Last Trap: Corrected ECC Error
  
 ...
  
 /pci@8,700000/scsi@6
 Target 6
    Unit 0 Removable Read Only device TOSHIBA DVD-ROM

Also, I'm not sure if it's relevant, but I've tried
Code:
init 0

several times and the machine just freezes up.

I reseated the cable as well. No luck
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Old 02-09-2018
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# 7  
Old 02-09-2018
I assume a hardware bug here.
Either the DVD drive is broken, or the memory bank (one of its DIMMs) that maps the I/O is broken.
Set diag-switch? to true and diag-level to max, and reset, then it should run a full memory test!
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