SUMMARY: putting 2.5.1 on an E220R

From: Brett Lymn <>
Date: Sat Aug 18 2001 - 09:12:07 EDT
A few weeks ago I put out this plea for help:

>        I have to put Solaris 2.5.1 onto a new E220R and it is giving
>me heaps of grief.  I am able to get 2.5.1 11/97 installed on the
>machine using the OECD, the thing starts trying to boot but it gets
>stuck on:
>WARNING: /pci@1f,4000/scsi@3(glm0)
>Connected command timeout for Target 0.0
>I have tried installing patch 103981 (tricky on a machine that won't
>boot ;-) but this did not fix the problem.  I have tried different drives,
>removing drives, other patches but nothing seems to be getting
>anywhere.  The machine boots the OECD fine so I believe the hardware
>to be ok.  I really need to put 2.5.1 on this machine, can anyone give
>me any hints on what I can do?  Thanks.

Unfortunately, I did not get a resolution for this one.  In the end I
just put 2.6 on the machine which worked without a problem which was a
relief since the
bit of software that was driving the requirement for 2.5.1 actually
runs on 2.6.

Most answers I received said I could not put 2.5.1 on the machine, I
still do not think this is correct.  I have 4 E420R's running 2.5.1
without a problem (Sun support have agreed in writing to support this
configuration too) and there are articles in sunsolve indicating that
2.5.1 on a 220R is supported, I simply ran out of time for getting
2.5.1 up and running so had to pull the plug on it.  Only one person
suggested there could be a patch that fixed the problem, I am pretty
sure that is correct but I have no conclusive proof of that.

Thanks to for their thoughts:

        Randy Romero
        Colin Matthews
        Elizabeth Lee

Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, BAE SYSTEMS
Received on Sat Aug 18 14:12:07 2001

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