Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc/distrib/utils/mksunbootcd
To: John Nemeth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 10/11/2002 22:38:26
On Thu, Oct 10, 2002 at 10:41:48AM -0700, John Nemeth wrote:
> (Not sure why I included sun4d). The makesunbootcd args matched (i.e.
> four copies of sparcboot.fs followed by one copy of sparc64boot.fs). I
> test booted it on both my SparcStation 5 (sun4m) and my Ultra 1 (sun4u)
> using just "boot cdrom" at the PROM prompt. On the SS5 it came up with
> a script based installer and on the U1 it came up with a sysinst
> installer so I know both machines were booting different partitions.
> Given that I had the sun4u code in the fifth partition, wouldn't that
> have been cdrom:e?
No, 0 == a, 5 == f.
> If the U1 didn't use the .slicemap file, then how
> did it find the appropriate partition? (I suppose it might have just
> used the last partition on the CD.)
You will most likely find that 'cdrom' is a device alias for the device
path + ":f" on ultras. Look at the real device path that the PROM is
looking at after you type 'boot cdrom'.