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I got in 2 Sun E4500's in, I boot them up and it says it cannot find the boot disk.  There are 2 9 gig scsi drives built onto a Fiberchannel Card.  I heard someone say something like at teh OpenBoot prompt type "probe-fc-all" but OpenBoot says.. HUH?  a "probe-scsi-all" shows everything but the hard drives.  I'm really new at Sun Hardware and any help with this would be much appreciated.  Thanks.
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Question by:DrArkaneX
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by:nicob
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Hi,

It is the command probe-fcal-all to scan for any fibre channel disks. Please have a go at this first and then let me know if it can see the disks.

Regards,

Nico Behrens
Installation Engineer,

Sun Microsystems.
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by:DrArkaneX
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It finds both drives successfully, then when the boot prompt comes back I type in boot cdrom with the 2.6 5/98 cd in the drive and it says something like "Fast --- Array MMU error"
and exits to an openboot prompt again.  If i type in boot cdrom again.. it resets and forgets the fcal drives..
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nicob earned 75 total points
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Hi,

It looks like you have 400 Mhz CPU's with 8Mb cache ? Am i correct ?

If this is the case, then in the OpenBoot prompt you have to do the following :

setenv auto-boot? false

then do the following :

reset

After you have done this it will come back at the OpenBoot prompt again, but it will not immediatly boot up. Then you have to type in the following :

limit-ecache-size

After you have done this you can boot from cdrom safely and it will let you install Solaris (or whatever OS you are trying to install).

After you have then installed the OS it will not give you these errors again.

Regards,

Nico Behrens
Installation Engineer,

Sun Microsystems.
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