Solved

Can't boot Solaris 10 cd

Posted on 2007-04-10
4
931 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Can't boot on a Solaris 10 cd using ULtra 5 hardware, i get:
Boot device: /pci@1f,0/pci@1,1/ide@3/cdrom@2,0:f File and args:
Can't read disk label.
Can't open disk label package
Can't open boot device

0
Comment
Question by:mslibrarycommission
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:swerves
ID: 18885971
What happens when you power on and do OK> probe-ide
Does it see the disk drive?
If not check the jumper settings.

It could well be the cd drive, would be good if you had an external one you could test this with to rule out hardware problems.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:swerves
ID: 18885986
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:javeedabdul
ID: 18989318
hello commission

ultra 5 come with cdrom and sol10 only comes inDVD . check that out
first sol10 version only came in cd the rest all are in DVD

check the version and make sure you have cd version  not DVD version of Solaris 10

and i don't think ultra 5 is compatible with 10.please check in the handbook  of ultra 5

you can find that on sun.com

hope this help you

javeed abdul
know as percentage
0
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
arthurjb earned 500 total points
ID: 19053067
Solaris 10 works fine with an Ultra 5 so that is not the problem.

Most Ultra 5's came with a cd drive, and I have found that for some I had to reinstall a cd drive to reload the operating system, since it may be able to use a dvd drive, but not be able to boot from one.  (That may be correctable with a flash upgrade, but it would still have to come from a cd...)

Usually your symptom is caused by a bad cd, or a bad cd drive.

The first thing I would do to check is to download a fresh copy of S10 from sun.com and burn it to a high quality cd, not the cheap ones.

Please let us know if this solves your problem.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A metadevice consists of one or more devices (slices). It can be expanded by adding slices. Then, it can be grown to fill a larger space while the file system is in use. However, not all UNIX file systems (UFS) can be expanded this way. The conca…
This tech tip describes how to install the Solaris Operating System from a tape backup that was created using the Solaris flash archive utility. I have used this procedure on the Solaris 8 and 9 OS, and it shoudl also work well on the Solaris 10 rel…
This video shows how to set up a shell script to accept a positional parameter when called, pass that to a SQL script, accept the output from the statement back and then manipulate it in the Shell.
In a previous video, we went over how to export a DynamoDB table into Amazon S3.  In this video, we show how to load the export from S3 into a DynamoDB table.

680 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question