To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christopher C. Tjon <email@example.com>
Date: 10/06/1998 23:40:00
Ok, I have made some progress. I think I need to start again with a little
different question. This question will focus more on the SPARCstation 2
prom than NetBSD. I am trying to install Solaris 2.6 from CD onto a
SPARCstation 2 that previously ran NetBSD-1.3.0. My internal disks have
been wiped clean. My ROM's are Rev. 2.2. At the ok prompt, I type "boot
cdrom" the system responds:
Boot device: /sbus/esp@0,800000/sd@6,0:c File and args:
Bad magic number in disk label
Can't open Sun disk label package
Can't open boot device
Can anyone help me make sense of this? I am not sure why the disklabel on
the cdrom would be unreadable by the prom unless it is corrupted or it is
too old to understand the disklabel on the 2.6 cdrom
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [SMTP:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, October 05, 1998 11:48 AM
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: Re: FW: Question/Help?
> > Boot device: /sbus/esp@0,800000/sd@6,0 File and args: /kernel/genunix
> > Bad magic number in disk label
> > Can't open Sun disk label package
> > Can't open boot device
> > It doesn't make any sense to me. Are these messages coming from the
> Almost certainly yes. The PROM can generate messages very much like
> these when it finds a disk without what it thinks is a valid disklabel.
> Are you sure SCSI ID 6 is the disk you installed Solaris onto?
> Offhand, I'd expect that to be the CD-ROM drive.
Alternative suggestion: If this disk is an old Wren7, there is a known
incompatibility with some Wren7 firmware revisions and Sparc boot proms.
Can be worked around with a suitable Forth patch.
Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, firstname.lastname@example.org