Re: sparc ss20/debian
In article <5uikRfirstname.lastname@example.org>,
Jan-Benedict Glaw <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-01-12 22:25:21 +0100, samuel desseaux <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Does somebody could tell me the meaning of the following message that i
> > have at the beginning
> > ""Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packets
> > Lost carrier (transceiver cable problem?)
> > Cable -problem or twisted pair hub link-test disabled"
> > ?"
> > what could i do?
> The box is probably trying to boot off the network server. So it'll
> need an IP address and a TFTP server. It tried to find its own address
> using RARP (Reverse ARP: the machine sends a packet with its MAC
> address asking a RARP server to reply with the desired IP address).
> Additional info is that there's also on carrier on the twisted pair
> (RJ45 ethernet interface), which is probably because there's no cable
> in it.
> So it really depends on what you want to do.
> Do you want to boot from disk?
> You should enter the OpenBoot Prompt (OBP) and "boot disk"
> instead of "boot net" or just "boot". Note that you can define
> a default device to boot off (though I don't remember the
> exact syntax, use the "help" to find out.)
> Do you want to boot off the network, eg. for installing the machine?
> Properly insert the network cable into the twisted pair / RJ45
> ethernet port and use a network sniffer on the other side to
> explore on which way this box wants to boot.
> ...or do you want to do something else?
> MfG, JBG
I had the same message yesterday on a U10. Forgot to plug in the ide
It can be something this stupid.