[Sunhelp] Most issues installing Solaris 8 on SS10.
ndronen at frii.com
Thu Aug 10 19:34:16 CDT 2000
I tried everything people recommended for getting the SS10
to boot from cdrom and still couldn't get it to work. It
always failed with 'Instruction access exception.' So,
I took the disk out of the SS10 and put it in a Classic,
which booted and installed OK.
Now I'm trying to boot the SS10 from that disk and am
having some problems.
When the system boots, it can't mount any filesystems
because the device paths in /devices aren't the same
as they are on the Classic.
The path to the scsi bus (?) on the SS10 (from probe-scsi-all) is
/iommu at f,e0000000/sbus at f,e0001000/espdma at f,40000/esp at f,800000
On the Classic it is
/iommu at 0,10000000/sbus at 0,10000000/espdma at 4,8400000/esp at 4,8800000
Before I moved the disk from the Classic to the SS10, I did
# touch /a/reconfigure
I also did
ok> boot disk -r
on the SS10 after installing the disk
Still, no joy.
I expected the existence of /reconfigure to rebuild
the device links. Does Solaris need to be able to
access the devlinks command before it can rebuild
the links, or is the kernel able to do that without
the aid of a userspace program?
Keep in mind that I can't boot the SS10 from CD-ROM,
so I can't rebuild the device links by hand booted
from the CD-ROM.
I've also considered rebuilding the device links
by hand -- at least enough of them to get the
system in such a state that I can run devlinks
myself, but I don't know the major and minor
numbers to assign to the the ':devctl' and ':scsi'
devices, which seem to need to be in
/devices/iommu at f,e0000000/sbus at f,e0001000/espdma at f,40000/
or to the block and character devices that should
/devices/iommu at f,e0000000/sbus at f,e0001000/espdma at f,40000/esp at f,800000
I know this is a ton of information, but I'd really appreciate
it if someone with an SS10 with an identical device path
could send the output of ls -lR on
/devices/iommu at f,e0000000/sbus at f,e0001000
I'd really appreciate it.
P.S. If I can get this information, I can certainly rebuild
the links manually (or just edit /etc/path_to_inst?)
while booted on the Classic, but is there anything else
I need to be aware of?
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