Summary: e10k domain installation from a cd on the ssp

Date: Thu Jun 08 2000 - 05:11:16 CDT

RE my post RE booting an e10k domain (SOLARIS 2.6) from ssp. My original
posting is shown at the end of this mail.

I received replies from the following:

McCall, Joseph F Mr DSS-W/STATCOM [Joseph.McCall@HQDA.Army.Mil]
Russ Poffenberger []
Watson, Michael []
Brendan Choi []
Rothenanger, Juergen []
Richard Hogg []

Various people mentioned the 400MHz/8mb cpu's and a requirement to modify
limit-ecache-size. This was not the case however since (I forgot to mention
this) the e10k in question has the 250mhz processors. For future reference,
the quote is:
" if the box has newer procs (especially 400MHz/8MB
cache) 2.6_5/98 came out before these were supported. The box will panic
during boot due to this. If this is the case you could try limit-ecache-size
at the <ok> prompt before booting. This only fixes the problem for the boot
cycle. Install 2.6 but do not choose to auto-reboot. Manually reboot after
installation, limit-ecache-size again, boot and apply patch 105181-21."

Michael Watson was the first to come up wit the winning answer which was
"Did you domain_remove and domain_create -o <whatever>? If you don't init
the OBP with the "new" OS, it's going to keep looking for 2.7." Of course I
hadn't. As soon as I recreated the domain(after deleting it of course) it
worked just fine.

Many thanks everyone.

regards - Tony

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Apologies if this is a stupid question but its my first posting here - I'm
more of a TRU64 man.

Our e10k had 2 active domains both running Solaris 7. The 2nd domain needed
to be regressed to Solaris 2.6 for reasons I wont go into.

On the ssp, I've mounted the 2.6 cd on the ssp - its exported

/cdrom/sol_2_6_598_sparc_smcc_svr/s0 ro,anon=0

have run rm_install_client and rerun add_install_client. bootparams entry
looks like this:

Tools/Boot install=sunlight.qfe1:/cdrom/sol_2_6_598_sparc_smcc_svr/s0
boottype=:in rootopts=:rsize=32768

which looks ok to me.

the net alias on the domain is as follows:

Which is ok.

When I try to boot the domain and run the installation procedure, I get the

<#8> ok devalias
net /sbus@48,0/SUNW,qfe@0,8c10000
<#8> ok boot net
Boot device: /sbus@48,0/SUNW,qfe@0,8c10000 File and args:
2ee00 hostname: sunrise-ssp
whoami: no domain name
root server: sunlight.qfe1
root directory: /cdrom/sol_2_6_598_sparc_smcc_svr/s0/Solaris_2.6/Tools/Boot
panic[cpu8]/thread=0x10404040: munged memory list = 0x1040395c

The netcon_server disconnected.
trying to connect...
Unlocked write permission is granted.

SUNW,Ultra-Enterprise-10000, using Network Console
OpenBoot 3.2.7, 2048 MB memory installed, Serial #10904074.
Ethernet address 0:0:be:a6:62:a, Host ID: 80a6620a.

Rebooting with command: boot
Boot device: /sbus@48,0/QLGC,isp@1,10000/sd@0,0:a File and args:
The file just loaded does not appear to be executable.
<#8> ok

I don't like the bit about the "munged memory list" but maybe this is usual.
My main concern is the final "The file just loaded does not appear to be

Any ideas? Is this possibly duff media? I don't know the history of this

Any ideas would be appreciated/

Thanks - Tony
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