I got a SunFire X4200 without a CDROM drive. So I wanted to install the
OS using the javaRConsole webapplication.
From the redirection menu of javaRC I attach on .ISO file that I want
I have edited the BIOS so the proirity of the booting process makes the
(redirected) CDROM boot first.
When it tried to boot the last thing I see is:
USB device(s)1 Keyboard, 1 Mouse, 1 Hup, 2 Storage Devices
Auto-detecting USB Mass Storage Devices ..
Device #01 : AMI Virtual CDROM
Device #02 : AMI Virtual Floppy
02 USB mass storage devices found and configured.
And then it freezes. 7 pixels in different colors appears at random
positions on the last two empty lines (seriously! And NO I have not been
smoking anything! :-) )
I then went into the configuration of the build-in SAS1064 SCSI
controller (pressing Ctrl-C on startup) and disabled the booting from
SCSI. THEN the booting of the USB CDROM actually works!
It really seems like a bug in the BIOS?!?
The only difference from the standard hardware configuration is that I
have installed an Adaptec 2130SLP controller to connect to my external
Anybody seen this or know a workaround?
- Morten Green Hermansen, Fanitas