[rescue] rescuing an ailing U10...

James Hartley jjhartley at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 18:08:21 CDT 2007

On 9/29/07, Jonathan C. Patschke <jp at celestrion.net> wrote:
> On Sat, 29 Sep 2007, James Hartley wrote:
> > Where can I find information explaining the following format?
> >
> > /pci at 1f,0/pci at 1,1/ide at 3/cdrom at 2,0:f
> Aha.  You want the OpenBoot 3.x manuals.  Go to http://docs.sun.com/ and
> search for openboot 3.x.

Thanks to all, especially Jonathan & Bill, for answering my earlier
questions on OpenBoot.

I also have another U10 which no longer had its original hard drive.
Installing OpenSolaris "Nevada" aborted on what I suspect was no
matching magic number on the disk.  Once I swapped in an old
Sun-branded drive, installation is appearing to continue as expected.

Is there a way to initialize non-Sun branded hard drives such that
drives other than Sun-branded disks can be used on (older) Sparc-based
machines?  Am I correct assuming the Intel version of OpenSolaris
doesn't have this requirement?

Thanks again to all.


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