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# 1  
Old 07-27-2001
Data Hardware


I have a problem to start up my Solaris Ultra 5. When it boots up I get a strange clicking sound, sounds like the hard drive that is "thinking" very hard. On the screen I get these messages:

Boot device: Files and Args:
Please check cable and try again
Network link setup fail
Time out waiting for ARP/RARP packet

These messages just keep on repeating and it does not go any further than that.

# 2  
Old 07-27-2001
bad sectors

most times i hear a clicking sound on my hd (somethign like that) i had badsectors ro somethign very near to that. i don't know very much baout solaris but it should be possible like with linxu to start it with only running a shell. then you could check you harddrive.
# 3  
Old 07-27-2001
The problem is that I can not even get that far. It starts happening just after it is finished counting. The sound is almost like when you remove a stiffy from the drive whilst it is working.

# 4  
Old 07-27-2001

When you receive below message

Boot device: Files and Args:
Please check cable and try again
Network link setup fail
Time out waiting for ARP/RARP packet

1)Press Stop-A
2a)ok>boot or
2b)ok>boot disk

This solves your problem.

This problem caused by your server's PROM parameters.

# 5  
Old 07-30-2001
Thanks nonbarye, but it not working. When I stop it the clicking stops, but if I boot it from disk I get an error message and it return to the ( Ok ) prompt.

Boot device : /pci@1f,0/pci@1,1/ide@3/disk@0,0

I tried all of them including disk@0,0 but I keep on getting the same error message;

Boot device: Files and Args:
Please check cable and try again
Network link setup fail
Time out waiting for ARP/RARP packet

# 6  
Old 07-30-2001
PROM parameters

Press STOP-A ;

I want to look these parameters. Thanks.
# 7  
Old 07-31-2001
Bug ???


I switched the machine on again today and it gave the same error messages, only now it also promted a few configuration changes that it is doing. Then it just continued to start up and work as normal. I have re-booted it a few times to check and it is working fine.

Do you have a link where I can read up about the PROM parameters, if this should happen again?

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