Re: Can't boot Sarge after install on Ultra 30.
On Sat, 18 Dec 2004, Chris Andrew wrote:
I'm having problems booting Sarge after install on an Ultra 30. The
openprom comes up ok, then I get the message: "The file just loaded does
not appear to be executable" I have also tried an old Woody disk and the
same thing happened. The strange thing is, they have both booted fine,
before (well maybe not this recent netinstall image of Sarge). I can
install and run Red Hat 6.2, so this would seem to indicate that the
problem was distro specific, not hardware specific.
This error message is usually displayed when you are trying to boot from a
device, different from the one you've installed into. If you just issue a
'boot' command at the 'ok' prompt, the firmware will try to start SILO
from the 'disk' pseudodevice, which is usually aliased to the first disk
in the system (in my case - the first SCSI disk, with SCSI id 0). If you
have installed the system elsewhere, you need to either give the 'boot'
command an argument, specifying the location, like 'boot disk1' or 'boot
disk2' to boot from other disks, or to modify the 'disk' alias using the
'nvalias' command. You can display currently defined aliases with
If that does not solve you problems, please post a followup, containing
the information about your device layout, partitioning scheme (including
the filesystem types), exact specification of the installer media you are
using and the boot commands you have tried.
Jurij Smakov email@example.com
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