[rescue] WARNING after OBP upgrade and O/S, Patch Cluster install

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Fri Sep 10 09:18:06 CDT 2004

> From: "Michael Horton" <Michael.Horton at acntv.com>
> Date: 2004/09/10 Fri PM 01:41:55 GMT
> To: "'The Rescue List'" <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Subject: RE: [rescue] WARNING after OBP upgrade and O/S, Patch Cluster
> someone else had a similar issue and wrote this as the solution.
> "Several entries in /etc/name_to_major were missing, such as mpt."

See below...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org] On
> Behalf Of Lionel Peterson
> Sent: Friday, September 10, 2004 6:46 AM
> To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> Subject: [rescue] WARNING after OBP upgrade and O/S, Patch Cluster
> install
> Hello all,
> I just upgraded the OBP on an Ultra 5 to LATEST, then installed Solaris
> 9 and the latest patch cluster, and I got the following message repeated
> 14, then 6, and finally 15 times during power-up after patch install:
> WARNING: add_spec: No major number for mpt
> This Ultra 5 has an idle Sun dual-channel SCSI adapter with nothing
> attached to it (at the moment), could these warnings be about the lack
> of devices on the SCSI channels?

Well, for some reason I forgot to "google" my error message (hey, it was early
;^), but when I did I found this link:
http://www.webservertalk.com/message342214.html - it implies that there is a
problem with one of the patches, and I can either:

1) Remove the "mpt" lines from /etc/driver_classes and /etc/driver_aliases or

2) add the missing "mpt" entry to /etc/name_to_major

I think I'll go for option 3) - remove the card and boot -r, since i have no
use for the card in this machine anyway (it has a 120 Gig IDE HD, and I'm
noping to put an IDE CD-RW/DVD drive in as well.

BTW, any pointers on suitable IDE CD-RW/DVD drives usable in an Ultra 5 would
be appreciated - I hope to do limited .ISO image burns and read Solaris
install DVD media on the drive. I am hoping that any IDE CD-RW/DVD drive will
work, but I'm prepared for that not to be the case...


lionel 4287 at verizon net

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