Bug#384342: installation-report: doesn't boot kernel: Illegal Instruction (sparc)
I know this bug (384342) is closed, but I just hit it with the 20060810
installer on a SunBlade 1500. Solaris seems to work just fine on it,
but when I boot from the cdrom, I get the same symptom as the OP
(Illegal Instruction apparently during "Loading initial ramdisk").
I did 'ctrace' at the ok prompt after the failure and got:
Last leaf: jmp1 f0057da4 from 40004224
0 w %o0-%o7: (0 0 0 0 f0057da4 0 fff11701 40004224 )
(copied from the screen, and verified, but still. . .)
I tried it three times, once passing 'mem=1024m', and I get the same
error and 'ctrace' each time.
Christopher S. Swingley firstname.lastname@example.org
Intl. Arctic Research Center
University of Alaska Fairbanks www.frontier.iarc.uaf.edu/~cswingle/