[rescue] Sun Ultra 1 boot failure

Michael-John Turner mj at turner.org.za
Sun Dec 3 07:32:31 CST 2006

On Sun, Dec 03, 2006 at 07:17:33AM -0600, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> I wonder, since the OBP update tool is a bootable image, can it be burned
> on to a CD-ROM and installed from there? And by extension, could I build
> a CD-ROM that has many different OBP images for various systems? Seems
> plausible, and could come n handy for anyone that does any serious amount
> of Sun system rescues. I currently have a Solaris boot HD with the latest
> OBP on it for one single platform on the shelf, and was thinking of ways
> to make it compatible with more platforms...

Mmm.. Nice idea to have a multiple-machine boot CD. I think the only
obstacle would be the additional complexity of building a Sun-bootable CD -
I believe there is a moderate amount of trickery involved. pkgsrc has
sysutils/mksunbootcd to assist in the process, but I've never used it.

BTW, the OBP update images can be network booted.

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