Re: Sun Fire 280R doesn't boot from S10 DVD



Michael Schmarck wrote:
Hello.

I'd like to (re-)install Solaris 10 8/07 on a Sun Fire 280R
system. But for some reason, the system doesn't seem to boot
from the DVD...

I inserted the DVD in the DVD reader (it's a DVD reader - it's
printed on the front of it). Then I went to OBP and did:

,----[ output on console ]
| {0} ok boot cdrom
| Resetting ...
| RSC Alert: Host System has Reset
| | | | Sun Fire 280R (2 X UltraSPARC-III+) , No Keyboard
| Copyright 1998-2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved.
| OpenBoot 4.10.11, 4096 MB memory installed, Serial #51565316.
| Ethernet address 0:3:ba:12:d3:4, Host ID: 8312d304.
| | | | Rebooting with command: boot cdrom | Boot device: /pci@8,700000/scsi@6/disk@6,0:f File and args: `----

The system does not have a monitor and also no keyboard.
I'm accessing the system via RSC via network.

I'm trying to boot from a self burned DVD. The md5sum of
the .iso file I downloaded from Sun.com is correct:

d08f24ff68976ec4fc3584092c6259bb sol-10-u4-ga-sparc-dvd.iso

That's also what's listed on <http://sdlc-esd.sun.com/ESD35/solaris10-u4/md5sum_sparc.list?AuthParam=1199793646_5693de466d0afc3bee78ebb87da0a8c2&TUrl=an1npDpbKod7kSYrROhENTonIeU1W0D1Lc4nXz+pGFFranixdCdgxDTPbW4=&TicketId=dVJ+NwFMNes6/w==&GroupName=SDLC&BHost=sdlc2g.sun.com&FilePath=/ESD35/solaris10-u4/md5sum_sparc.list&File=md5sum_sparc.list>.

Any ideas, about why the system hangs at that step? And what can be
done about it?

Thanks a lot,
Michael
MIke, you sure downloaded dvd.a.iso and the dvd.b.iso and merged the 2
before burn the dvd iso?

you can also try to boot frm net by exporting the dvd frm
a solaris or linux system.

RP
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