Booting Netra X1



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Booting Netra X1

Postby Sean » Wed, 30 Nov 2005 02:21:31 GMT

Hi everybody,

I am a newbie to Sun systems.  I recently got a Sun Netra X1 server.  I 
didn't come with any harddrives so I installed my own in it.  I want to 
install BSD on the server.  I've got instructions online about booting 
to a cdrom.  However whenever I type the command 'boot cdrom'  I 
received the message 'command not recongized'  I can list all the 
commands at the 'lom>' prompt and 'boot' is not listed, only 'bootmode' 
Also if I type the command 'poweron'  the server starts up and does 
nothing else.  I don't know if this server is broken or not. Could 
someone help me with booting this server?  Thanks.


Re: Booting Netra X1

Postby CJT » Wed, 30 Nov 2005 02:30:30 GMT

You're in the LOM.  You need to switch to the OBP to use that command.

See the discussion of the break command at page 45 of:

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Re: Booting Netra X1

Postby Rich Teer » Wed, 30 Nov 2005 03:10:31 GMT

Given that you're new to Sun HW, I strongly suggest that you install SOlaris
on this server.

Right; boot only works from the OBP (ok prompt), not ALOM, which is where
you are.  To connect to the console, issue the "console -f" command.


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avail mem = 117424128
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pseudo0 at root
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Boot device: /pci@1f,0/ide@d/cdrom@2,0:f  File and args:
SunOS Release 5.8 Version Generic_108528-29 64-bit
Copyright 1983-2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.

Maybe is a OBP variable problem? Maybe a hardware pb? Any ideas?

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