[SunRescue] Booting from CDROM on a Sparcstation IPX

Tom Yarrish tom at yarrish.com
Tue May 9 21:31:58 CDT 2000

Okay, so the question becomes, how do I get it to that prompt where I can type "b".  If I do it at the # prompt, I get a b: not found.  Basically right now it's not booting the same as before.  I'm guessing if I put the SCSI ID for the CDROM back to 3, I'll get the prompt I want, but if the SCSI ID should be on 6, then it seems like that point is moot.

Thanks again,

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On 5/10/00 at 2:59 AM Martin Frost wrote:

>Tom Yarrish wrote:
>> Okay, I've switched the SCSI ID of the CDROM to 6, and the machine
>> boots up to a different prompt.
>With `b' or with `b sd(0,6,2)' ?
>> During the startup it tries to mount /dev/sd3gon /usr, but errors out
>> with a No such device or address.
>Sounds like you're booting off the hard disk, but it was originally
>configured with external disks as well, which are either missing or
>have the wrong SCSI IDs. If you're going to wipe everything, don't
>worry about this.
>> Then it says fsck: No such file or directory - Unknown error in reboot
>> fsck. Then I get a big warning message about how the file systems have
>> not been remounted read/write and I have to run fsck and then boot into
>> single user mode.  Then I get a # prompt, in which I can basically do
>> nothing.
>This is all just it booting into SunOS, but with important disks missing
>(because they were originally external or suchlike).
>> Now there's nothing on this system I need to keep, I'm going to wipe
>> out the drives anyway, but I want to boot of the CDROM to install Debian.
>> It looks like it sees all the devices I have connected (I'm assuming that
>> esp0 refers to external scsi peripheral or something).
>esp0 is the first SCSI controller.
>If you want to see if it's found all the devices, get it to the
>`b for boot, ...' prompt, and type `n'. That will get you to an
>`ok' prompt. Then type `probe-scsi-all', which will print out
>a list of all the SCSI devices found.
>>From the `ok' prompt you may find that `boot cdrom' will work.
>Otherwise, do a `b sd(0,6,2)' from the `b for boot, ...' prompt,
>as Bill suggested.
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