V480 w/ Solaris 9 boot problem

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Old 12-22-2005
V480 w/ Solaris 9 boot problem

Our V480 w/ Solaris 9 would not boot properly. After recreating the LUNs on our StorEdge A1000, and then performing a reboot, the machine just keep cycling through the boot process. No error messages, it keeps trying to reboot over and over again.

Any ideas?

We managed to do a stop+a and get into the ok prompt. Once we got into ok prompt, we did a test-all to check if all devices are okay.

Next step is to try to boot to single user mode from ok prompt:

boot -s
boot cdrom -s (if we need to)
# 2  
Old 12-23-2005
there is most likely a problem with the Storedge filesystems --- "non-existent" /etc/vfstab entries are being mounted ... boot the box from cdrom or from the network and fix your entries
# 3  
Old 12-23-2005
Originally Posted by Just Ice
there is most likely a problem with the Storedge filesystems --- "non-existent" /etc/vfstab entries are being mounted ... boot the box from cdrom or from the network and fix your entries
Is there a need to boot from cdrom? I think that a single user mode boot will be just fine.
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Old 12-23-2005
Originally Posted by blowtorch
Is there a need to boot from cdrom? I think that a single user mode boot will be just fine.
you're right ... except the box keeps cycling through the boot process until a stop-a kills the cycle ... would be a lot easier if the box behaves properly Smilie
# 5  
Old 01-14-2006
We finally figured it out. The cause of the problem was a bad pci video card. From our research, we found that this problem is usually caused by a bad RAM. We replaced all of it and we still had the problem.

thanx for everyone's reply.
# 6  
Old 01-14-2006
Smilie What's a video card doing in a server anyway?!
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Old 01-14-2006
we need the video card for the kvm switch. Smilie
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