Did you install the boot block (installboot)?Quote:> I am having trouble trying to use a Seagate ST15230N as a boot disk on a
> SPARC-10 running Solaris 2.5.1.
> I can format it and it appears to load the Initial OS Load. Upon reboot I
> get "bootblk: can't find the boot program" error message. Any ideas???
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5.60) I installed Solaris on a big disk, but now booting fails.
Due to limitations in Openboot PROMs, you can't boot any of the 32bit
SPARCs (sun4c, sun4m, sun4d) from a root partition that has parts lying
beyond the 2GB mark on a SCSI disk.
On systems with really old PROMs (revision 2.5 or less) you need to
make the root partition smaller than 1GB.
The Ultra PROMs are capable of this, but Solaris prior to version 2.6
also has a bug which effectively prevents Ultras from booting from
large root partitions too. Patch 103640-08 or later fixes this
for Solaris 2.5.1, so later 2.5.1 HW releases should be OK too.
Typical error messages include:
bootblk: can't find the boot program
boot: cannot find misc/krtld
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I have a Sparc 20 and I can't seem to get it to see my 4GB seagate
ST15230N scsi disk unless it's on scsi id 6. Any other address and I can see
it with a probe-scsi but not from the os when I try and run format. Has
anyone encountered this before or know of any firmware or patch that can solve
this? I'm running SunOS 5.4