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

Steve Sandau ssandau at gwi.net
Sat Sep 11 18:29:07 CDT 2004

>>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.

With the same problem on an E450, option 2) worked fine for me. Patch 
installation caused the error to appear.


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