[rescue] SS2 help

Larry Snyder rescue at sunhelp.org
Fri Jun 8 19:34:54 CDT 2001

Go to 'new command mode' and you'll get an 'ok' prompt.
At that point do a probe-scsi, and you have a list of what it sees.

Target 3 is the default boot device.  Target 1 is usually aux disk
storage mounted as /opt2 or whatever.  It might be bootable, depending
on what the last SA did with it.

You could try a 'boot disk1' from the ok prompt.

He can also be net-booted.  I've seen up to and including 2.5.1
Solaris on SS2's, but I'm not sure how far beyond that you might be
able to get.  The architecture is 4c, if that helps.  One other thing
that might bite you is that the comm parms for the boot rom are not
necessarily what you'll get once you pull a kernel into it.  Be ready
to change those on the fly.

Good luck!

"Joshua D. Boyd" <jdboyd at cs.millersville.edu> wrote:
> I just rescue a SS2.  It has 40megs of ram, 2 drives, reportedly no OS,
> and supposedly a TGX video card (has video card, haven't confirmed that
> its a TGX), and two small hard drives (an HP quantum drive, and a Seagate,
> not sure what the SCSI IDs are yet.).
> Anyway, I'm trying to boot this machine to serial.  I have a null modem
> connected between a lintel machine and serial port A on the SS2.
> After removing the video card, it boots to the OBP (with video card it
> only gets to "Can't open input device."). See after sig for the messages.
> Now, as I mentioned above, this machine was sold with no OS, but this
> error message sounds more like a bad hard drive or scsi controller than
> just no OS.  
> I love these old unix machines, but I just never seem to be very good at
> getting/keeping them working correctly.
> --
> Joshua Boyd
> WARNING: Unable to determine keyboard typescreen
> Can't open input device.
> SPARCstation 2, No Keyboard
> ROM Rev. 2.2, 40 MB memory installed, Serial #4260777.
> Ethernet address 8:0:20:e:d6:d5, Host ID: 554103a9.
> Testing   1 megs of memory. Still to go    0
> Boot device: /sbus/esp at 0,800000/sd at 3,0   File and args: 
> SCSI device 3,0 is not responding
> Can't open boot device
> Type b (boot), c (continue), or n (new command mode)
> >b
> Boot device: /sbus/esp at 0,800000/sd at 3,0   File and args: 
> SCSI device 3,0 is not responding
> Can't open boot deviceP/RAR.                                                    
> Type b (boot), c (continue), or n (new command mode)                            
> >
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