Cannot boot cdrom -s

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# 8  
Old 5 Days Ago
My commands are for the ok> prompt, after an "init 0" from the Solaris OS.
Maybe your prompt is slightly different: {1} ok .
Another useful command is:
Code:
ok> printenv

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# 9  
Old 5 Days Ago
You have two processors there. The service processor and the main processor. You cannot boot from cdrom into single user if the main processor is up and running Solaris. Is your terminal connected to the main console or (or a redirection from the main console port)?

If
Code:
setenv

and
Code:
boot

are "not found" then you are talking to the main processor which is running.

If this is NOT a production box then:

Type these keystrokes:

Code:
#.

which will ensure that you are talking to the service processor. Hit return a couple of times to check you have a
Code:
OK>

prompt from the service processor.

Enter:

Quote:
ok> halt
to ensure that the main processor is down

Then you can:

Code:
ok> boot cdrom -s

Try all the installation cdrom's you have this way.

Yes, this could be a hardware fault but it's not likely.

It's more likely that the main processor is not down (stopped) when you are trying to boot from cdrom.

Last edited by hicksd8; 5 Days Ago at 05:19 PM.. Reason: Correct typo's
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# 10  
Old 1 Day Ago
Quote:
Originally Posted by MadeInGermany
My commands are for the ok> prompt, after an "init 0" from the Solaris OS.
Maybe your prompt is slightly different: {1} ok .
Another useful command is:
Code:
ok> printenv


Thanks.. printenvdid show auto-boot? true true I then changed it to false and it says auto-boot? false true

Quote:
Originally Posted by hicksd8
You have two processors there. The service processor and the main processor. You cannot boot from cdrom into single user if the main processor is up and running Solaris. Is your terminal connected to the main console or (or a redirection from the main console port)?

If
Code:
setenv

and
Code:
boot

are "not found" then you are talking to the main processor which is running.

If this is NOT a production box then:

Type these keystrokes:

Code:
#.

which will ensure that you are talking to the service processor. Hit return a couple of times to check you have a
Code:
OK>

prompt from the service processor.

Enter:



to ensure that the main processor is down

Then you can:

Code:
ok> boot cdrom -s

Try all the installation cdrom's you have this way.

Yes, this could be a hardware fault but it's not likely.

It's more likely that the main processor is not down (stopped) when you are trying to boot from cdrom.

Ok thank you... I did not know there were two different processors.


So when I set auto-boot? false, and start the machine up, it immediately goes to the {1} ok prompt, instead of requiring me to log in and init 0 from a terminal. When I #., I get #. ? and when I halt, I get halt ?


The installation CD gives me a different error than the Operating environment cd:
Code:
Boot device: /pci@1e,600000/ide@d/cdrom@2,0:f File and args: -s
boot: cannot open kernel/sparcv9/unix
Enter filename [kernel/sparcv9/unix

Note- the drive is actually a DVD drive, not a CDROM drive. I don't recall this making a difference in the past. Does it?

--- Post updated at 09:11 AM ---

In printenv, boot-file shows nothing next to it. Is that the problem maybe?

--- Post updated at 09:16 AM ---

Additional note.. when I use reset, I get reset?


and.. this is a standalone machine.. I am logging into it directly.

Last edited by Stellaman1977; 1 Day Ago at 10:36 AM..
# 11  
Old 1 Day Ago
I am surprised that reset is an unknown command. Try reset-all. Or power-cycle the box.
I think "Enter filename" means it has run a boot block okay, but it does not find the "platform" (e.g. for your box it is "SUNW,Sun-Blade-2500") on the CD (or DVD).
That means the CD is too old. Usually "Solaris X HW M/Y" is written on it. You must use another CD with a higher M/Y (month/year).
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# 12  
Old 1 Day Ago
Thanks. Haven't tried that yet because I made progress..


After trying all of my opened ROMs that are dated 8/03, 12/03, and 4/04, the 4/04 Operating environment gave me the Can't read disk label error, and all other disks, including the installation and software disks gave me the Can't open kernel error. So I broke the seal on a brand new 4/04 package and the Operating Environment CD worked. So yeah!..



But I am curious about what's going on here.. it had two operating environment CDs in the package I opened that appear identical. I tried the other one and it did not work. I got
Code:
Bad magic number in disk label
Can't open disk label package
Can't open boot device


Combined with the other errors, what could be going on? I doubt its so many bad ROMs.

--- Post updated at 02:29 PM ---

Wait.. Now I see.. One is x86
# 13  
Old 1 Day Ago
Quote:
Wait.. Now I see.. One is x86
Aha!
Much different from a Sparc disk label and boot block.
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# 14  
Old 14 Hours Ago
Thanks again for the help!

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