Subject: Re: What's "Can't find /packages" mean?
To: Greywolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Eduardo Horvath <email@example.com>
Date: 09/06/2000 08:37:22
On Tue, 5 Sep 2000, Greywolf wrote:
> Took out the 1GB Seagate and put in a 4GB Fujitsu. "boot disk1 -s"
> returns "Can't find /packages". "boot" returns "The file just loaded
> does not appear to be executable".
> "boot disk2" also returns "Can't find /packages".
I presume this happens before the kernel manages to get loaded?
`/packages' is an Open Firmware node that contains some utility things
like disklabel reading packages. This exists on version 3.x OBP and
possibly on version 2.x OBP. For instance:
ok cd /
ok cd packages
Something is trying to find or or open a node in `/packages' and is
failing. I can't find any direct references to `packages' in any of the
NetBSD bootloaders, but they may use that indirectly through the OBP
client interface. So check to make sure that the correct bootblock and
2nd stage bootloader is installed on that machine. You may have
installed the sparc64 version by mistake since it is now provided on
sparc machines as well.