SUMMARY: Diskless 4/110 and Solaris 2.1

From: Tim Evans (
Date: Thu Jan 14 1993 - 09:29:12 CST

Earlier I wrote:

>I've just failed at setting up a 4/110 diskless client under
>Solaris 2.1. The system gets booted, but generates an endless
>stream of the following message:
>Warning level 4 iobus interrupt not serviced
>These go on indefinitely and the boot never gets completed.
>The tftpboot process works properly, and the system finds its
>kernel (on a Space 10 clone). This message began right after
>a "configuring devices" message appeared.
>Help appreciated.
Thanks to: (Daniel Trinkle)
David.Miner@East.Sun.COM (Dave Miner - ...sometimes you're the bug) (Matthew Donaldson) (Stewart Castaldi)

There were two suggestions, both of which were required to make
the system boot:

o Power-cycle the system; and

o use 'b -r' at the prom prompt

The system did boot, but I'm not sure it was worth the trouble.
Even with 20MB RAM, the machine is so slow as to be virtually
unusable--especially in OpenWindows. I suspect I'll punt and go
back to 4.1.x.

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