Thanks to all those who replied...
Turns out that the sbus NIC on the Ultra2 had gone bad. A simple call to
sunservice got a replacement for this machine.
Original posting below.
-- Andrew Sit 1074 Dearness Drive UNIX Systems Administrator London, Ontario, Canada Centric Systems Corporation N6E 1N9 firstname.lastname@example.org (519)649-2363 x237
I have an Ultra2, 2x167MHz box that I recently brought down to re-tool it as a dev box. I am attempting to install Solaris 8 (fresh install) on it. This machine seems to have an interesting glitch where it loses it's NIC settings on reboot. Here's what happens:
on initial install, everything seems to work fine. It can see all other nodes on our internal network. I set /etc/defaultrouter to give it access to to the internet and reboot.
As it reboots, it gives an error message:
configuring ipV4 interfaces: ifconfig: hme0 bad address
May 3 09:45:12 troi hme: [ID 517527 kern.info] SUNW,hme0 : Sbus (Rev Id = 22) Found May 3 09:45:12 troi sbus: [ID 349649 kern.info] hme0 at sbus0: SBus0 slot 0xe offset 0x8c00000 and slot 0xe offset 0x8c02000 and sl ot 0xe offset 0x8c04000 and slot 0xe offset 0x8c06000 and slot 0xe offset 0x8c07000 Onboard device sparc9 ipl 6 May 3 09:45:12 troi genunix: [ID 936769 kern.info] hme0 is /sbus@1f,0/SUNW,hme@e,8c00000 May 3 09:45:14 troi genunix: [ID 454863 kern.info] dump on /dev/dsk/c0t1d0s1 size 512 MB May 3 09:45:16 troi hme: [ID 517527 kern.info] SUNW,hme0 : Internal Transceiver Selected. May 3 09:45:16 troi hme: [ID 517527 kern.info] SUNW,hme0 : Auto-Negotiated 100 Mbps Full-Duplex Link Up
The result is that the link light on the hub goes down and the machine is disconnected from the network. It then requires
$ ifconfig hme0 unplumb $ ifconfig hme0 plumb $ ifconfig hme0 10.1.1.XXX netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 10.1.1.255 up
to get it running again.
I have also tried sys-unconfig to wipe all settings. I followed it to a tee and the only thing I added to the settings that the installer creates is to add the /etc/defaultrouter entry.
Has anybody seen this behaviour before. Sol7 11/99 did not have this problem on this machine.
TIA, Andy. -- Andrew Sit 1074 Dearness Drive UNIX Systems Administrator London, Ontario, Canada Centric Systems Corporation N6E 1N9 email@example.com (519)649-2363 x237
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