Summary: Netra 1405 booting problem

george.done at dutchtone.nl george.done at dutchtone.nl
Fri Oct 5 06:05:46 EDT 2001


Hi everybody !
The problem was solved thanks to an ideea given to me by David =
Harrington
(Thanks David). I just modified the OBP variable boot-file from the =
from the
default empty field to "/platform/sun4u/kernel/unix" . Now works O.K. I
still think there is a problem in firmware, which was not solved by the
upgrade to the latest firmware level available. But since there is this
workaround available, I'm not too concerned about.

George;=20

This is an old problem.=20

Look in the archives Jan thru May, and I think you'll find the =
permanent way
around the problem. I had that problem when I first took over this job, =
and
there is a patch which fixes it.=20

The short term (quick) fix is as you show:=20

boot: cannot open kernel/unix=20
Enter filename [kernel/unix]:           /platform/sun4u/kernel/unix =
[enter]=20

Not a good solution with a critical machine!=20


-----Original Message-----=20
From: george.done at dutchtone.nl [ <mailto:george.done at dutchtone.nl>]=20
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 12:59=20
To: sunmanagers at sunmanagers.org=20
Subject: Netra 1405 booting problem=20


Hi everybody !=20
I have a Netra 1405 (same motherboard as Ultra80 and Sun E420R). I boot =
the=20
sistem from the first internal disk (c0t0d0).=20
However, every time I try to boot or reboot it, the machine stops and =
say=20
"cannot open kernel/unix". I found a little trick, I press enter few =
times,=20
then I press / and Enter once and then again I type kernel/unix and =
press=20
Enter twice and the machine boots.=20
I did not played with OBP variables and is the only one who do this. I =
was=20
thinking is an outdated firmware and I upgraded OBP to a version from =
July=20
2001 (before it was a firmware version from dec 1999). Nothing changed. =
The=20
machine is new and always did this.=20
I noticed is not a timing issue (for example I allowed plenty of time =
to=20
internal disks to get started and still do not boot unless I do that =
trick=20
typing / and then kernel/unix.=20
It runs solaris 2.6 (latest Hw edition) and all relevant patches are=20
installed.=20
4x440MHz CPU's=20
The internal disk is SCSI 36 GB (Sun Original)=20
I'm out of ideeas, please help !! Sun enginner did not know what to do =
and=20
probably will overkill by replacing all beast.=20
Find below some boot messagess :=20
Regards,=20
George DONE=20

{0} ok boot=20
Resetting ...=20

screen not found.=20
Can't open input device.=20
Keyboard not present.  Using ttya for input and output.=20

Netra t 1400/1405 (4 X UltraSPARC-II 440MHz), No Keyboard=20
OpenBoot 3.31, 4096 MB memory installed, Serial #15276155.=20
Ethernet address 8:0:20:e9:18:7b, Host ID: 80e9187b.=20



Rebooting with command: boot=20
Boot device: disk  File and args:=20
boot: cannot open kernel/unix=20
Enter filename [kernel/unix]:           -------->Pressed Enter here=20
boot: cannot open kernel/unix=20
Enter filename [kernel/unix]:           --------->Pressed Enter here=20
boot: cannot open kernel/unix=20
Enter filename [kernel/unix]: /         ----------> Typed / and Enter =
here=20
File not executable.=20
boot failed=20
Enter filename [/]: kernel/unix         ----------> Typed kernel/unix =
and=20
Enter here=20
boot: cannot open kernel/unix=20
Enter filename [kernel/unix]:           ----------> Pressed Enter again =
here

Enter default directory for modules [/platform/sun4u/kernel /kernel=20
/usr/kernel]:           -----Voil=E1, it boots !!!=20
SunOS Release 5.6 Version Generic_105181-28 [UNIX(R) System V Release =
4.0]=20
Copyright (c) 1983-1997, Sun Microsystems, Inc.=20




{0} ok printenv=20
Variable Name         Value                          Default Value=20

scsi-initiator-id     7                              7=20
keyboard-click?       false                          false=20
keymap=20
ttyb-rts-dtr-off      false                          false=20
ttyb-ignore-cd        true                           true=20
ttya-rts-dtr-off      false                          false=20
ttya-ignore-cd        true                           true=20
ttyb-mode             9600,8,n,1,-                   9600,8,n,1,-=20
ttya-mode             9600,8,n,1,-                   9600,8,n,1,-=20
pcia-probe-list       1                              1=20
pcib-probe-list       1,3,2,4,5                      1,3,2,4,5=20
enclosure-type        540-4065=20
banner-name           Netra t 1400/1405=20
energystar-enabled?   false=20
mfg-mode              off                            off=20
diag-level            min                            min=20
#power-cycles         16=20
system-board-serial#  5015168100287=20
system-board-date     3adfcec8=20
fcode-debug?          false                          false=20
output-device         screen                         screen=20
input-device          keyboard                       keyboard=20
load-base             16384                          16384=20
boot-command          boot                           boot=20
auto-boot?            true                           true=20
watchdog-reboot?      false                          false=20
diag-file=20
diag-device           net                            net=20
boot-file=20
boot-device           disk                           disk net=20
local-mac-address?    false                          false=20
ansi-terminal?        true                           true=20
screen-#columns       80                             80=20
screen-#rows          34                             34=20
silent-mode?          false                          false=20
use-nvramrc?          true                           false=20
nvramrc               devalias qfe0net /pci at 1f ...=20
security-mode         none=20
security-password=20
security-#badlogins   0=20
oem-logo=20
oem-logo?             false                          false=20



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