Cannot boot cdrom -s

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# 1  
Old 1 Week Ago
Cannot boot cdrom -s

Good Afternoon,

I'm trying to boot from cdrom so I:

Code:
bash-2.05# init 0
{1} ok boot cdrom -s

and I get:
Code:
Rebooting with command: boot cdrom -s
Boot Device: /pci@1e,600000/ide@d/cdrom@2,0:f File and args: -s
Can't read disk label.
Can't open disk label package
Evaluating:

Can't open boot device

Any ideas what's going on?
# 2  
Old 1 Week Ago
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stellaman1977
Good Afternoon,

I'm trying to boot from cdrom so I:

Code:
bash-2.05# init 0
{1} ok boot cdrom -s

and I get:
Code:
Rebooting with command: boot cdrom -s
Boot Device: /pci@1e,600000/ide@d/cdrom@2,0:f File and args: -s
Can't read disk label.
Can't open disk label package
Evaluating:

Can't open boot device

Any ideas what's going on?
As noted in the message marked in red above... maybe the boot command is expecting you to provide the pathname of a file on the CD-ROM and not just the -s argument to be passed to it???

What operating system and hardware are you using?
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Stellaman1977 (5 Days Ago)
# 3  
Old 1 Week Ago
The command is correct for Solaris Sparc, and a CD with a Solaris boot block should work.
Is the CD okay? Cloned ones can miss the boot block.
Can also be a defective cdrom drive (does it work otherwise?).
Or a firmware bug: after a couple of boots need a reset at the Ok prompt (maybe first set auto-boot to false).
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# 4  
Old 1 Week Ago
Firstly, you are not giving enough information here. As Don said, what hardware is it? What version of Solaris is it? Not all [platforms can run Solaris 11 and Some hardware platforms are particularly fussy what versions of Solaris 8 or 9 they will run. So you need to verify that hardware and O/S are compatible first.

Secondly, everything that MadeInGermany said.
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Stellaman1977 (5 Days Ago)
# 5  
Old 5 Days Ago
Quote:
Originally Posted by Don Cragun
As noted in the message marked in red above... maybe the boot command is expecting you to provide the pathname of a file on the CD-ROM and not just the -s argument to be passed to it???

What operating system and hardware are you using?
Sorry I left stuff out.. Solaris 9 on a Sun SunBlade 2500 Sparc.

--- Post updated at 08:42 AM ---

Quote:
Originally Posted by MadeInGermany
The command is correct for Solaris Sparc, and a CD with a Solaris boot block should work.
Is the CD okay? Cloned ones can miss the boot block.
Can also be a defective cdrom drive (does it work otherwise?).
Or a firmware bug: after a couple of boots need a reset at the Ok prompt (maybe first set auto-boot to false).
The CDs I've tried are originals. I've tried the Operating Environment and the "Software 1 of 2" CDs. I've tried about 5 CDs altogether. I've restored this machine before and the drive worked at that time.

Last edited by Stellaman1977; 5 Days Ago at 10:27 AM..
# 6  
Old 5 Days Ago
Have you tried to reset it?
Code:
ok> setenv aut-boot? false
ok> reset

(Or power-cycle)
Code:
ok> boot cdrom -s

Finally, when everything works, it makes sense to enable auto-boot again
Code:
ok> setenv auto-boot? true

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Stellaman1977 (5 Days Ago)
# 7  
Old 5 Days Ago
I get
Code:
setenv: command not found

though it does appear in
Code:
man page

Same situation for
Code:
boot

When I'm in the terminal window. Only after I
Code:
init 0

, am I able to even run
Code:
boot cdrom-s

Note: the hard drive I'm using is presumably an old backup image. It starts up but I don't know the status of it.
Also, to clarify, my goal here is to format one of the hard drives. I can use the Operating Environment ROM for this- correct?

Last edited by Stellaman1977; 5 Days Ago at 12:20 PM..

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