Re: installation difficulties
Daniel Freedman wrote:
> Bad magic number in disk label
> Can't open disk label package
> Can't open boot device
> but then I type "boot disk1" at the "ok" prompt, SILO comes up and finds
> vmlinuz and it continues).
The default SCSI id that Suns such as the Sparc 5 use for booting is id 3.
The machine looks on that disk first unless you tell it otherwise.
> 4x SCSI internal bootable that came with Sparc 5), but the routine is
> unable to find my CD-ROM automatically. It asks for me to specify the
> cd-rom device (I forget the exact message), so I try both "/cdrom" and
> "/dev/cdrom", but these fail with the error "No block device found".
In /etc/fstab you can find the mountpoint for the CD, probably /mnt/cdrom,
so try `mount /mnt/cdrom`.
> appreciated (also on how to have the initial power-on boot go directly to
> the appropriate disk1 rather than giving me the error message. Must I
> tweak silo.conf?).
>From the 'ok' prompt (you can get there by typing 'halt' on the SILO prompt,
type 'setenv boot-device disk1 disk net'. This way your machine will first
try to boot from disk1, then disk and finally net.
When you're in the mood, you might want to re-install on the disk with
target 3. This will probably bring back memories :-)