[rescue] OpenBSD on an SS5 - argh!

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Fri May 14 12:01:45 CDT 2004

On Friday 14 May 2004 12:00, Micah R L wrote:
> Elsewhere I have seen that I should just be able to say
>     ok boot disk
> , and that also doesn't work; I get
>     Boot device: /iommu/sbus/espdma at 5,8400000/esp at 5,8800000/sd at 0,0
> File and args: bsd
>     Illegal Instruction
> I have tried switching 0,0 to 3,0 due to SCSI strangeness about these
> systems, and that doesn't work either.
> Does anyone have any clues? This is getting obscenely irritating.

In a sparc5, the SCSI IDs for the drive slots are 1 (top slot) and 3 
(bottom slot).  Try using nvalias to see which aliases are tied to 
which SCSI IDs, and then just use the alias, like "disk" or "disk1" for 
the boot device.

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