One thing I must add here:
upon doing the install after using the "Operating Environment Installation
CD September 1999"
disk, I needed to select the "all packages plus OEM" option. Otherwise I
would be stuck with the
same problem once again.
thanks to Leonid Massarsky and Sonic for pointing this out as well,
Leonid Massarsky suggested this:
>Just one other thing. If you don't choose "Entire distribution plus OEM"
>option when installing Solaris 2.6 on 420R you still won't be able to boot
>2.6 after the installation. This happens because of Sun's installation
>bug, they forget to create necessary directives for SUNW,Ultra80
>architecture. To be able to boot you have to do the following after the
>installation, (assuming / is your real root):
>1. cd /platform
>2. mkdir SUNW,Ultra-80
>3. cd /usr/platform
>4. ln -s sun4u SUNW,Ultra-80
>Also you need to select "all packages plus OEM" as well. There is a bug
>that it will not boot after OS install.
>Rich Quinn wrote:
>> Got a few quick replies on this one.
>> They were correct also,
>> The answer was to use the
>> "Operating Environment Installation CD September 1999"
>> CD that came with my 2.7 distribution.
>> Could not find it with my 2.6 dist. but that does not seem to matter as it
>> is doing the job.
>> thanks to John Weekley and Leonid Massarsky for their quick and correct
>> Here is the original post:
>> I am trying to install 2.6(5/98) on a 420 box and am getting this error
>> after typing "boot cdrom" at the ok prompt
>> boot: cannot find kernel/unix.
>> I have gotten this error before and it meant that I needed to use a more
>> recent build of 2.6 to boot from. AFAIK, 5/98 is one of the more recent
>> builds and that should not be a factor.
>> Does a 420 not support 2.6?
>> Any other ideas?
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