[rescue] CD problems

Peter Stokes peter at ashlyn.co.uk
Tue May 19 17:24:13 CDT 2020


I forget which partition is the boot one on Solaris media. Remember that Ss1+
is a different architecture to Ultra, so will need a different boot. What
version of Solaris are you trying to boot?


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> On 19 May 2020, at 22:39, silvercreekvalley <silvercreekvalley at yahoo.com>
> o;?Fresh from my success at getting the CDROM working on the Ultra 10, I
> Ibd try the Sparcstation.
> This is a 1+, so quite early.
> Its got a HD fitted, which checks out OK on the ULTRA (attached via an
> external box).
> Ibve plugged the CDROM drive into the Sparcstation, and typed
> b sd(0,6,2)
> at the prompt. The CDROM drive whirs and the read light flashes and then it
> says
> Booting from: sd(0,6,2)
> Bad magic number in disk label!
> The file just loaded does not appear to be executable
> Now I know the CDROM and media is OK as it works on the Ultra 10.
> probe-scsi
> on the Sparcstation sees the CDROM drive correctly, and the installed hard
> drive.
> I installed NetBSD on the hard-drive and it boots OK off that so Ibm
> sure the disk is OK.
> Anything else I could try? NVRAM on the sparcstation is OK - I replaced it
> few years ago.
> Thanks :)
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