Summary - Ultra-10 440 Vs. 333

From: Russ Poffenberger (
Date: Tue Apr 25 2000 - 19:12:15 CDT

Many thanks to those that replied..

Bill Hebert <>
John Malick <>
Dave Haut <>
"Connolly, Michael" <>
Arthur Darren Dunham <>
"Don Krause" <>

Original question..

> Up till now, we have been using Ultra-10/333 workstations
> running Solaris 2.5.1
> HW 11/97 without a problem. Because the 333's are being end
> of lifed, we are
> switching to the 440 model. However, we cannot boot properly
> from the Solaris
> 2.5.1 HW 11/97 CD, the hme device does not come up, it says
> "SUNW,hme0: linkdown
> - Cable problem". It is on a simple 10Mbit hub. It sounds
> similar to the
> auto-negotiation problems reported here a few times, but the
> usual method of
> fixing it by editing /etc/system is a little hard to do when
> booting from CD.
> Has Sun pulled a fast one on me and made the 440 incompatible
> with Solaris
> 2.5.1?

The answer is to boot from the "Operating Environment Installation CD" that
comes with the system. This is installed onto the swap partition of the
local disk, and you then reboot into it. It will then ask for the OS install

The person doing the install used the procedure I wrote a while back for
U-5 and U-10 systems. I was unaware that the faster CPU's needed a different
procedure. I guess I should have done my homework before approving the newer

Russ Poffenberger Engineering Specialist
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