> I installed Solaris 2.6 (x86) on a system with a Quantum FB 8.4GB IDE
> hard disk; installation went fine
> without a hitch, but it wont reboot! It gets stuck on ... "b for boot
> for interpreter" prompt, then after 5
> seconds it complains "kernel not found." It continues with this
> for ever, every 5 seconds.
Thanks to all who replied:
1 Oct 16 Marco Greene (38) Re: Boot problem on x86
2 Oct 16 Rik Schneider (83) Re: SUMMARY: Addendum to Boot
3 Oct 16 Leif Ericksen (40) Re: SUMMARY: Addendum to Boot
4 Oct 16 Leif Ericksen (37) Re: SUMMARY: Addendum to Boot
5 Oct 16 Sean Ward (68) Re: Boot problem on x86
6 Oct 16 Alan Reichert (65) RE: Boot problem on x86
7 Oct 15 Rik Schneider (74) Re: Boot problem on x86
8 Oct 15 Michael Hocke (48) Re: Boot problem on x86
9 Oct 15 Cooke, Earl R. (61) RE: Boot problem on x86
10 Oct 15 Thomas Bastian (66) Re: Boot problem on x86
And the final credit goes to Thomas Bastian with his suggestion:
> Are you using a / partition that is bigger than 2GB? If yes I had a
> problem on sparc's. The root partition cannot be bigger than 2 GB
> from sun4u architecture). Maybe a similar thing exists on x86..
I reduced the size of / to less than 2GB and everything went fine.
note: I had to victimize my linux partition for it.
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