I have an Ultra 5 with the dual channel symbios SCSI card
in it. I have installed Solaris 7 on a SCSI disk on ID 0
on the first SCSI channel, but did not allow the install
to change the eeprom to boot from this by default because
the installation on the internal disk will remain the main
system which is run.
However, I can't work out what device name I should use
to boot from the external SCSI disk. I've tried:
In all cases, the error from OBP is "Can't open boot device".
Looking at the drive activity light, I don't think any attempt
is being made to access the drive at all (other than when all
the SCSI devices are reset) during the boot attempt.
I've looked back over dejanews, and realise that I must have
recent OBP for this to work, so I downloaded the patch, and
the versions in flash-update-Ultra510-06 are the same as those
in the Ultra's flash memory anyway (OBP 3.15.2, POST 2.3.1).
I can mount the filesystems on the SCSI disk without any problem
from both the install CD and the system running off the internal
Help - I'm now out of ideas... :-(
Consultant Software Engineer