[rescue] rescuing an ailing U10...

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Fri Sep 28 08:05:31 CDT 2007

>From: "Jonathan C. Patschke" <jp at celestrion.net>
>Date: 2007/09/28 Fri AM 03:29:06 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] rescuing an ailing U10...

>On Thu, 27 Sep 2007, James Hartley wrote:
>> I've inherited an Ultra 10 with a questionable past.  I've swapped out
>> the CD-ROM drive for a newer DVD/CD-R drive, but I haven't changed
>> hard drives yet.  When I boot, I get the following error:
>> ===8<-----
>> boot device: /pci at 1f, 0/pci at 1, 1/ide at 3/cdrom at 2, 0:f File and args:
>> Can't read disk label.
>> Can't open disk label package
>> Can't open boot device
>What firmware revision are you using?
>And, just to double-check, you are booting from SPARC media, correct?
>You'll get that error if you try to boot i386 media.

IDE DVD set to master, not slave or cable select, right?

Are you using the original IDE cable or an 80 pin IDE cable (use the original, not sure if it matters, but you'll get no performance gain from the 80 pin cable).

The DVD drive is "known good" correct?

The DVDs can be read in other machines (like the computer that burned them) right?

Updated setting are persisting in OpenBoot - correct?

Power on banner looks normal, right - mac ID not garbage (all zeroes or all "FF"), right?

System clock holding time?


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