[SATLUG] sun blade is not seeing boot disc

Marek Garst mgarst60 at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 14 08:46:34 CST 2012


Check that you have a dvd drive on your SUN and not a cdrom like on my blade 100 ( been there,  done that ). Last time I looked there were no longer cd's to download from Oracle ( formerly SUN Microsystems ).

-----Original Message-----

From: Technowgen
Sent: 14 Feb 2012 13:39:08 GMT
To: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List
Subject: Re: [SATLUG] sun blade is not seeing boot disc

Oracle.com
Downloads
Solaris10
Sign up for free get iso burn and boot

I'm pretty sure there are some redhat sparc iso's if you look

Bill

Sent from my iPod

On Feb 14, 2012, at 1:10 AM, John Champion <satlugacct at jchampion.com> wrote:

> 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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