Summary: Sparc5 won't boot from local disk

From: Jerry Cunningham (
Date: Mon Jul 14 1997 - 06:37:51 CDT


Thank you all very much for your responses - I thought I was going
crazy! The solution is:

The diag-switch? was set to "true", causing the machine to boot from the
diag-device, which was set to "net". (I don't know how this happened,
the machine was fine for 2-3 weeks).

I know you've all heard this before - but this is a _great_ list - I had
8 responses within an hour!

Thank you very much,

Jerry Cunningham

Thanks to (there's so many of you, I have to include your names here):

Steve Simitzis, Jerry Springer, Noah Vawter, Darryl Levesque,, Steve Williams, Arthur Darren Dunham, Sean
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C.Kumar, Parks Fields, John Malick, Bismark Espinoza, Sanjaya
Srivastava, D. Ellen March, Deane Moore, Charles Holbrook, Matthew
Stier,, Ric Anderson, Casper Dik, Steve Butterfield,
Chien Sang-Chang, Gnuchev Fedor, Russ Poffenberger, Greg Price, Erik
Janssen, Glenn Satchell, Jens Fischer, and Torsten Metzner!


original post:

I have a Sparcstation 5 that I can't get to boot from disk. When I do a
printenv at the console prompt, it shows:

boot=device disk disk net

But whenever I do a reguler old "boot", it tries to do a boot from
the network, and i get an ARP error:

Boot device: /iommu/sbus/ledma@5,8400010/le@5,8c00000 File and args:
Automatic network cable selection succeeded : Using TP Ethernet
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet

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