[rescue] Down on a holiday weekend and can't get V100's to boot: IDE bus issues?

Jonathan Katz jon at jonworld.com
Sun May 27 09:35:13 CDT 2012

On Sun, May 27, 2012 at 10:15 AM, Rich Kulawiec <rsk at gsp.org> wrote:
> I thought about that, but: (a) I have two identical units here with the
> same problem, which I would think decreases the probability that I have
> dead CDROM drives and (b) I tried both drives with different bootable
> CDs, in case it was the CDs.  I do have spare V100 CDROM drives available,
> and will try those shortly, but I still think the most likely explanation
> is that the drives are fine and I'm doing something wrong.

It may be that your alias for "cdrom" in the OBP is pointing to the
wrong device (it may be expecting it as slave on IDE1?)

Use "show devs" to list the OBP paths you can boot from; one of them
will be the CDROM and then boot from that path.

Awesome reference below. I knew "show devs" and "show disks" existed,
but it's been so long I had to RTFM:

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