[rescue] E420R Booting Issues

Mike Parson mparson at bl.org
Fri Jul 15 09:33:09 CDT 2005

On Thu, Jul 14, 2005 at 10:12:20PM -0400, Bryan Gurney wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Jul 2005 08:39:54 -0400, William Enestvedt  
> <William.Enestvedt at jwu.edu>wrote:
>> Check the SCSI ID for the CD-ROM (which is a DVD-ROM on those,
>> right?).  I think that the device path to the devalias "cdrom" will
>> beak if the drive's SCSI ID has changed.
>>    Or perhaps I merely shifted in my chair and am talking out my ***.
>> :7)
>> -wde
> On all the Sparc / Ultrasparcs I've worked on, the CD-ROM drive was set as  
> 6.  That's where openboot tries to boot from by default when you issue the  
> "boot cdrom" command.

On all Sparc/UltraSparc systems with SCSI CD-ROMs, it should be set to
ID 6, that is where the PROM's devalias is pointing the cdrom alias to
by default.

Haven't worked on enough IDE based units to remember where they expect
the cdrom to be off the top of my head.

Michael Parson
mparson at bl.org

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