cannot boot sun sparc 5 with one good disk one bad disk
Posted on 2010-11-30
I have an old sparc 5 with two hard drives in it. one would boot into sun os, and the second into solaris. the machine came with the sun os disk and it sits on the bottom, with the solaris disk above it.
i turned it on today for the first time in years and it won't boot. from the sounds, the bottom sun os hard drive is not coming up (i put them in one at a time to hear when it gave a bad noise).
i need to work in the slaris disk, but when i put that in the machine by itself, in the bottom bay, it still won't boot. we see the message "lookuppn failed. no such file or directory errno 2"
Any suggestions? is the sun os disk needed to boot solaris?