[SATLUG] sun blade is not seeing boot disc

Technowgen william.peterson at technow.com
Mon Feb 13 21:51:17 CST 2012


Getting into this one late, if it wasn't mentioned you need sparc media  not x86/x64 to boot off your DVD


Bill

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On Feb 12, 2012, at 10:58 PM, Marek Garst <mgarst60 at hotmail.com> wrote:

> If you are at root and can do ls and stuff, do a shutdown -y -g0 -i0 to get to the ok (man page shutdown). At ok prompt "boot cdrom". If you have a SUN keyboard you can alternatively press the "stop" key and the "a" key to get to the ok prompt. Let me know where you get with it.
> 
> Thanks, Mark
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> 
> From: John Champion
> Sent: 13 Feb 2012 03:17:23 GMT
> To: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] sun blade is not seeing boot disc
> 
> That's part of the problem. I am not getting an "OK" prompt. I am getting a
> # prompt which I know is root.
> 
> I've tried umount, fdisk, and a host of other things but nothing is working
> the way it should. I'm getting ready to rip that hd out of there and put in
> a new one and start from scratch.
> 
> So how does one get to the Ok prompt inside of OpenWindows, a menu, or the
> # prompt?
> 
> Thanks,
> john
> 
> On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 7:56 PM, Marek Garst <mgarst60 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Hope I didn't send this more than once.
>> 
>> Look for NVRAMRC and OpenBoot on the web. And printenv and setenv are the
>> commands to use at the ok prompt. Yes, boot cdrom should work. Check bios
>> version if upgrading to Sol10.
>> 
>> Thanks, Mark
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> 
>> From: John Champion
>> Sent: 11 Feb 2012 22:40:03 GMT
>> To: satlug at satlug.org
>> Subject: [SATLUG] sun blade is not seeing boot disc
>> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I have tried a number of steps but for whatever reason, the system never
>> sees the cdrom as a bootable disc.
>> 
>> I have tried mnt. I have tried forcing it to boot to the cdr. I also tried
>> typing these commands but that was pointless:
>> 
>> boot cdrom -s
>> format -e
>> label 0
>> quit
>> 
>> 
>> This is a Sun Blade 1500 that was donated to me. It has its original hard
>> drive and I'm trying to reload Solaris and format the drive. Is there
>> anything resembling a bios/boot menu that I can choose from?
>> 
>> Thank you,
>> john
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