SUMMARY: problem with reboot.

From: Rakesh Jain (
Date: Thu Jan 23 1997 - 15:43:39 CST

Hi there,

        Thank you all for the replies. I found out that the problem
was due to the cdrom drive. Iremoved the drive and the machine worked
just fine. I did install the OS from the cdrom and at that time it
worked ok. I still need to find out what was wrong with the cdrom.


From: Karimi Igeria <>

I think you would also have to set the boot device to the disk that
contains the root partiotion you want to boot from. At the OK prompt,
type: setenv boot-device diskn (where n is the scsi id of the disk e.g.

hope that helps.

- Karimi

From: Glenn Satchell <>

Set the eprom to boot the file 'vmunix' or 'kernel/genunix' - note no
leading slash! Does it fail if you say 'boot vmunix' at the boot prom

From: Jim Harmon <>

Shutdown your workstation, and when it's halted, hit the <stop-A> key
sequence to get to the boot monitor program.

When you're there, enter "set-env boot-device? disk"
You probably set it to CD-ROM to do an install, and not changed it back.

From: Casper Dik <casper@holland.Sun.COM>

How big is the root partition?
Why did you run installboot? The installation should do that by itself.


From: Rick Bradshaw <>

It is hard to tell what the problem is based on your question, but
you need to boot off of the device that you configured as the
boot device in the installation. At the ok prompt at the prom level
(after you press 'stop a') type 'devalias' to see all of the device
aliases. Then type 'probe-scsi' to chck all of your available targets.
Then try 'boot diskx' with x being each target number you saw listed.
If none of the targets work, ??? try reinstalling solaris paying close
attention to which device you are installing to. I just did the same thing,
install solaris, and now I have 2 boot devices, 1 with SunOS 4.1.3, and
1 with Solaris 2.5.1. I just have to type 'boot disk1' or 'boot disk3' to
switch between the two.

- Rick

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