SUMMARY: problems installing on a SS1000

From: Adam and Christine Levin (
Date: Tue Oct 12 1999 - 08:44:03 CDT

Thanks to all who responded:
Peter Wallis <>
"Kris Briscoe (r8465c)" <>
"Kulp, Scott (Scott)** CTR **" <>
Kevin Wojtaszczyk <>
Padraig Houlahan <>

The original question was that I can't seem to install Solaris 2.6 on my
SS1000 after wiping it clean. The install goes fine, but when booting I
get "bootblk: not found".

Many pointed to the boot device, which, as mentioned in the original, was
set properly. One person,, mentioned that older PROM
versions can't boot large root slices. Indeed, that's the problem. My
PROM is 2.23, and apparently <2.5 are limited to 1GB root slices.

Since I need to be y2k compliant anyway, I'm getting new PROMs from Sun
(you can't flash SS1000 original PROMS -- they need to be replaced on the
system board).

Thanks again,

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