[SunHELP] Can't boot from Solaris 10 6/06 DVD on SunFire 240

Alexander Skwar listen at alexander.skwar.name
Thu Aug 31 07:01:45 CDT 2006


I downloaded the Solaris 10 6/06 DVD for Sparc, as I'd like to 
install it on a SunFire 240 system. This system doesn't have a
graphics card, but it has a ALOM (Sun(tm) Advanced Lights Out 
Manager 1.3), to which I can connect.

Now, how do I boot from the DVD to start the installation? I 
inserted the DVD and got me a boot prompt:

{0} ok boot /pci at 1e,600000/ide at d/cdrom
SC Alert: Host System has Reset
Sun Fire V240, No Keyboard
Copyright 1998-2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc. B All rights reserved.
OpenBoot 4.11.4, 4096 MB memory installed, Serial #59201045.
Ethernet address 0:3:ba:87:56:15, Host ID: 83875615.
Rebooting with command: boot /pci at 1e,600000/ide at d/cdrom
Boot device: /pci at 1e,600000/ide at d/cdrom B File and args:
Can't open boot device

This didn't work :( I also tried "boot cdrom" which also didn't work:

{1} ok boot cdrom
Boot device: /pci at 1e,600000/ide at d/cdrom at 0,0:f B File and args:
Can't open boot device

What am I doing wrong?

I verified the md5sum of the downloaded ISO and it matches the one on 
the sun site. I did not burn the ISO as a file to the DVD ;), but used 
it "properly" (ie. when I had a look on it on my XP machine, I saw files).


Alexander Skwar
If practice makes perfect, and nobody's perfect, why practice?

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