[SunHELP] U60 won't boot 64bit Solaris...
peter at ashlyn.co.uk
Fri Apr 2 00:54:53 CST 2004
Which CD are you using to install from?
I know that might sound silly, but have your tried the Software 1/2 CD.
That should ask if you want 64 bit included in the install.
On Thu, 2004-04-01 at 10:38, Gereon 'Jerry' Stein wrote:
> That is exactly what I'm worrying about: I did an entirely clean and
> fresh install of Solaris 9 (just as I did on an Ultra2 I use in parallel):
> The Ultra2 had 64bit as default after the load, the Ultra60 didn't.
> Both were tested with the exact same two 501-4849 Rev. 03 CPUs, which
> are definitely supported according to Sun.
> I did a second load - and a comparison load of Solaris 8 - just to make
> sure nothing went unnoticed with the installation (like a file failing
> to install or something) - U2 = 64bits, U60 = 32bits. This is really
> confusing. Looks like the install routing does not even _attempt_ to
> make 64bit the default. The 64bit kernel on the U60 would only appear if
> I manually install the respective package (or patch 112233-11 for that
> matter). I mean, the U60, including what I put into it, is not that new
> a piece of hardware that there should be _any_ support issues with Sol.9.
> I am receiving another U60 today, to see whether that will make any
> difference. After all, from the hardware side that was the only part I
> couldn't swap so far ;)
> Peter Stokes wrote:
> > Hi
> > I thought the 64 bit kernel was the default for > 200Mhz CPU's from a
> > clean load?
> > Peter
> > On Tue, 2004-03-30 at 21:23, Gereon 'Jerry' Stein wrote:
> >>I finally bought an Ultra 60 and installed the following hardware:
> >>- 1280 Megs of RAM
> >>- 2* 501-4849-03 300MHz CPU Module
> >>- 2* Seagate Barracuda 50GB SCA disk
> >>- Elite 3D UPA graphics board
> >>- SunSwift PCI additional I/O Board
> >>I was able to install Solaris 9 just fine, also upgrade Firmware of the
> >>box to 3.31, but discovered Solaris 9 would only boot in 32bit mode!
> >>Any attempt to "force" it to load 64bit OS leads to:
> >>krtld:error during initial load/link phase
> >>panic - boot: exitto64 returned from client program
> >>I exchanged virtually everything: CPUs, RAM, disks, graphics boards,
> >>I/O-board - tried removing hardware to a minimum setup -> same effect.
> >>Following hints I found elsewhere, I even tried _downgrading_ the
> >>firmware again. Needless to say that this didn't make things any better
> >>(or worse, for that matter).
> >>Any ideas as to what might be wrong?
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