[rescue] SS2 help

linc rescue at sunhelp.org
Fri Jun 8 20:07:28 CDT 2001

On Fri, 8 Jun 2001, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:

> Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 21:02:52 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Joshua D. Boyd <jdboyd at cs.millersville.edu>
> Reply-To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> Subject: Re: [rescue] SS2 help
> OK, It seems that my scsi devices are ID 1 and 2.
> Now, trying boot disk1 returns this message:
> ok boot disk1
> Boot device: /sbus/esp at 0,800000/sd at 1,0   File and args:
> bootblk: can't find the boot program
> Program terminated
> Now, that looks like something that can't find an OS.
> boot disk2 returns:
> ok boot disk2
> screen
> 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.
> Rebooting from disk2
> Boot device: /sbus/esp at 0,800000/sd at 2,0   File and args:
> The file just loaded Type  help  for more information
> That almost looks to me like it just found an OS on the second disk.
> Typing boot disk2 again returns something a touch more helpful:
> ok boot disk2
> Boot device: /sbus/esp at 0,800000/sd at 2,0   File and args:
> The file just loaded
> does not appear to be executable.
> So, I think this means that I have no OS for this thing.  Am I
> interpruting this correctly?  I just wanted to double check before rashly
> reformating and installing.
> I can't decide if this should be a Sun OS 4.1 box or a NetBSD machine.
> I'm kinda leaning towards Sun OS.  That brings up another question.
> I thought that Sun had released the old SunOS 4 for free, but I can only
> find places to download it for a Sun3 machine.  Am I wrong here?

Nope, no OS..  Give NetBSD a try!  Works great on a 2 - run one myself!

-Linc Fessenden

behemoth.linc.com NetBSD 1.5 pmax mipsel

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