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Re: help needed booting Ultra-5

Hi Paul:

The CD's in Ultra-5's cannot read CD-RW media. However, they
can read CD-R's just fine, as I found out after some gnashing
of teeth.

So, burn a CD-R, and you should be in good shape -- it worked
for me.



On Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 07:31:43PM -0600, paul cannon wrote:
> I've got an "Ultra 5" Sparc machines here on which I am going
> to install Debian. Unfortunately, I can't seem to make it boot
> to any installation media. The installation notes for Sparc
> imply that sun4u's don't support booting to the floppy, so that
> would explain my failures there, but I downloaded and burned an
> official 2.2_rev3 iso for sparc, and that won't boot either.
> After I do 'boot cdrom' at the ok prompt, the process begins,
> but the messages say:
> ----
> Rebooting with command: boot cdrom
> Boot device: /pci@1f,0/pci@1,1/ide@3/cdrom@2,0:f  File and args:
> Can't read disk label.
> Can't open disk label package
> Evaluating: boot cdrom
> Can't open boot device
> ----
> This is quite like the message displayed when I try to boot to a
> sparc rescue floppy. The cd burn seems to have been successful-
> I can mount it on other machines.
> Is this a known problem, and I simply can't find any
> documentation about it? Might something be wrong with the
> hardware here, or is it likely I'm doing something stupid?
> The CD in question is a CD-RW. Are Ultra-5's old enough that
> they can't read those? I don't have any account on the machine
> at the moment, so I've no way of trying to mount the CD under
> Solaris.
> (Please CC me on replies, I'm not subscribed to the list yet)
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