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# 1  
Old 01-22-2019
T5220 not able to boot from USB

Hi,
I want to install Solaris-11 on T5220. I created USB from sol-11_4-text-sparc.usb by usbcopy on another Solaris-11 servers, which looks like a good one.
I tried did "reset-all" and still same issue. Can I get some help on this.
Code:
{0} ok reset-all


Sun Netra T5220, No Keyboard
Copyright (c) 1998, 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
OpenBoot 4.33.4, 8064 MB memory available, Serial #88344684.
Ethernet address 0:21:28:44:8:6c, Host ID: 8544086c.



{0} ok probe-scsi-all
/pci@0/pci@0/pci@2/scsi@0

MPT Version 1.05, Firmware Version 1.27.00.00

Target 0
Unit 0   Disk     SEAGATE ST930003SSUN300G0D70    585937500 Blocks, 300 GB
  SASAddress 5000c5003321f43d  PhyNum 0
Target 1
Unit 0   Disk     SEAGATE ST930003SSUN300G0D70    585937500 Blocks, 300 GB
  SASAddress 5000c5001afc2f6d  PhyNum 1

/pci@0/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/usb@0,2/storage@3

{0} ok
{0} ok boot /pci@0/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/usb@0,2/storage@3
Boot device: /pci@0/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/usb@0,2/storage@3  File and args:
ERROR: boot-read fail


Boot load failed

{0} ok

# 2  
Old 01-23-2019
T5220 support ended with Solaris 11.3.

See End of Feature Notices for Oracle Solaris 11

> End of Features (EOF) for Oracle Solaris 11.4
--> SPARC: Legacy System Support
----> Support for the following legacy systems is no longer available, and you will not be able to upgrade these systems to Oracle Solaris 11.4.
------> Platforms based on UltraSPARC T2 CPUs: Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220, Sun Blade T6230, Netra CP3260, and Netra T5220
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# 3  
Old 01-23-2019
Quote:
Originally Posted by jlliagre
T5220 support ended with Solaris 11.3.

See End of Feature Notices for Oracle Solaris 11

.... clip...
Question: Why does Oracle NOT put the dates on their release notes pages in the link above?

I searched and searched on all the pages on that web page above and found no dates at all.

Did I miss the "dates" page?
# 4  
Old 01-23-2019
I don't know, maybe because the end of features is related to versions, not dates. It is also quite possible that the availability of new versions is not known when these documents are written.

A good source for Solaris releases and update dates is wikipedia: Solaris (operating system - Wikipedia)

Last edited by Neo; 01-23-2019 at 07:31 AM.. Reason: fixed broken url
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# 5  
Old 01-23-2019
Thanks. It was good catch, I didn't realized.
Since I am planning to use same hardware, I am looking for 11.3 now. But everywhere I can see only 11.4, here - Oracle Solaris 11 Downloads | Installation from CD/DVD or USB

Any pointer please ?
# 6  
Old 01-23-2019
The OTN developer licence only allows downloading the last release. Previous ones require a support contract.

See Get Older Oracle Solaris Releases
# 7  
Old 01-23-2019
I downloaded 11.3 and recreated bootable USB
Code:
root@sparc1:/var/tmp# usbcopy sol-11_3-text-sparc.usb
Image type: dd-able Sparc
Found the following USB devices:
0:      /dev/rdsk/c10t0d0s2     15.2 GB General  UDisk            5.00
Enter the number of your choice: 0

WARNING: All data on your USB storage will be lost.
Are you sure you want to install to
General UDisk 5.00, 15200 MB at /dev/rdsk/c10t0d0s2 ?  (y/n) y
Copying and verifying image to USB device
Finished 991 MB in 255 seconds (3.8MB/s)
0 block(s) re-written due to verification failure
Completed copy to USB
root@sparc1:/var/tmp#

But I am not able to boot from this USB drive. It doesn't even try to search and then give up. as soon as I hit boot command, it fails instantly. So I am assuming, probably I am not giving proper/complete path ?
OBP 4.27 is minimum required OBP level for USB support and I have 4.33
Code:
{0} ok .version
Release 4.33.4  created 2011/11/17 13:46
{0} ok
{0} ok reset-all


Sun Netra T5220, No Keyboard
Copyright (c) 1998, 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
OpenBoot 4.33.4, 8064 MB memory available, Serial #88344684.
Ethernet address 0:21:28:44:8:6c, Host ID: 8544086c.



{0} ok probe-scsi-all
/pci@0/pci@0/pci@2/scsi@0

MPT Version 1.05, Firmware Version 1.27.00.00

Target 0
Unit 0   Disk     SEAGATE ST930003SSUN300G0D70    585937500 Blocks, 300 GB
  SASAddress 5000c5003321f43d  PhyNum 0
Target 1
Unit 0   Disk     SEAGATE ST930003SSUN300G0D70    585937500 Blocks, 300 GB
  SASAddress 5000c5001afc2f6d  PhyNum 1

/pci@0/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/usb@0,2/storage@3
  Unit 0   Removable Disk     General UDisk           5.00

{0} ok boot /pci@0/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/usb@0,2/storage@3
Boot device: /pci@0/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/usb@0,2/storage@3  File and args:
ERROR: boot-read fail


Boot load failed

{0} ok


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