Not bad! I haven't even seen my original post and already I've gotten a bunch o'
replies. Thanks to all.
My original question was:
>Here's our situation: We recently acquired a Sparcserver 10 and a Sparcstation
>LX. Upon trying to install Solaris on those machines, I found that the eeprom
>on both machines was in "secure" mode... and of course, nobody knew the PROM
>password. And the disks we got with the machines were wiped clean.
>After cussing a bit (OK, a *lot*), I was able to get replacement eeprom chips
>for both machines, and was thus able to install Solaris and set the systems up.
> So now, all is sweetness and light... except...
>Both machines attempt to boot off the network, despite having working disks. To
>get them to boot, I have to do a Stop-A and issue "boot disk" and then it works
>fine -- until the next reboot. I've tried everything I can think of to get
>these machines to recognize their boot drives, including setting the eeprom
>boot-device to "disk" or "/iommu/sbus/etc.etc." but the X&*%!! things still
>insist on trying to boot from the network.
>Apologies in advance 'cause I'm sure I'm missing something dead-obvious, but
>this one's got me stumped. TIA and IWS.
I was right -- it was pretty obvious. Thanks to:
Daniel Lorenzini <email@example.com>
Casper Dik <casper@holland.Sun.COM>
Ric Anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Derek Cameron <Derek_Cameron@eagle.co.nz>
Arthur Darren Dunham <email@example.com>
who all pointed out that I needed to set the eeprom diag-switch? to false, else
it would always boot from the diag-device (net). Once I did that, it worked
like a charm.
-- Bill Fenwick Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Digicomp Research Voice: (607) 273-5900 ext 32
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