SUMMARY: drvconfig fails at end of 2.6 install on Ultra 5

From: Daphne Tregear (
Date: Fri Oct 09 1998 - 12:59:59 CDT

My mistake was to use Sun's latest (as of last Wednesday) Recommended
Patch set for Solaris 2.6, rather than the set of patches which came
with the 5/98 release of 2.6. The recommended set doesn't include
105654-03 which corrects the following bugs:

4095546 simba entry incorrect in driver_aliases file
4086747 IDE driver support needed for new hardware
4091036 need simba driver for Ultra-5/Ultra-10 platform

and without those it just won't boot. Thank you, Sun, it took quite a
few installs before I homed in on that one...

A genuine thanks to Ramindur Singh <> for his suggestion.
Not the right answer but at least one other person cares ;->

My original message appended here:

I farm several Ultra 5s, none of which have given me any problems.
Today I revisited the first we received which up to now has been
happily running Solaris 2.5.1. I installed Solaris 2.6 (5/98 vintage)
and now it won't boot. The reason it won't boot, is that it can't
load the PCI drivers. /devices/pci@1f,0/pci@1,1/ide@3 is indeed empty
and booting the system up over the net and typing a drvconfig -R /a
just gives me an error attempting to make each node (dad@0,0:a,
dad@0,0:a,raw, etc.) but doesn't tell me why... This machine is,
naturally, not maintained. I see some bugs reported on drvconfig
failing on Online Sunsolve but the workaround is simply to run it by
hand. I tried!

I know precious little about PCI buses. The machine's owner had
installed a spare IDE CD drive which he had lying around but failed to
make it work. I made him take it out and redid the install. Same
result. It's at OpenBoot level 3.11 and it's 270 MHz (if this makes
any difference).

Any ideas, anyone?

Daf Tregear				Department of Computer Science
Systems Manager				University of Manchester
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