[SATLUG] sun blade is not seeing boot disc

John Champion satlugacct at jchampion.com
Tue Feb 14 00:10:58 CST 2012


ah..and there ya go. thanks! i was burning this to dvd. know where i can
get sparc media? well i have the graphics discs for these but that's
probably not enough.

rats....




On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 9:51 PM, Technowgen <william.peterson at technow.com>wrote:

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