[rescue] Sun Blade 100: RESEND

Brian Howe bwhowe at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 14:18:04 CST 2006

I had a very similar problem when trying to install FreeBSD on a U10
and a U2. What I found was that if I burned the CD on a linux system
with Xcdroast it came out much better, and if I let the system be
powered down for a day so it would start cold, then I could get it to
read from the cdrom drive. I believe that the cdrom drives were a bit
flakey on those machines.

Now the U2 is giving me fits because the IDPROM is either dead, or
dying, and the system shuts itself down after about 30 to 60 minutes
of use. The U10 is still running strong.

Let me know if I can help out in any way.


On 2/7/06, Sridhar Ayengar <ploopster at gmail.com> wrote:
> I sent this before, but I think I messed something up.  My apologies if
> you're reading this a second time:
> Hi.  I'm trying install NetBSD/sparc64 3.0 on a Sun Blade 100 I just got
> (thanks Gary).  I got it to talk to a serial terminal, but when I try to
> boot from the NetBSD CD-ROM (ok boot cdrom), I get the error:
> Cannot read disk label.
> Cannot open disk label package.
> Cannot open boot device.
> The first time, I burned the CD using IBM Recordnow!  Thinking that it
> might have been causing the problem, I tried again using Nero
> disc-at-once mode.
> This is my first time trying to install NetBSD on an UltraSPARC, so I am
> a little lost.  Thanks.
> Peace...  Sridhar
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Brian Howe
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