Summary: Boot server link down on 2.6

From: Dan Lee <>
Date: Mon Dec 10 2001 - 14:13:17 EST
Thanks to the following:

Nigel R Owen
Darren Dunham
Fortunato Ugo Sion

Ugo Sion hits it with going to and looking for the 
following document ID 20576 entitled "Installing Solaris 2.5.1 11/97 or 
Solaris 2.6 HW 5/98 on selected hardware fails with hme0:link down or 
keyboard input repeats."


>From: "Dan Lee" <>
>Subject: Boot server link down on 2.6
>Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 11:22:45 -0500
>I have a boot server running Solaris 8 on a Sparc 5.  I have multiple
>versions of jumpstart OS (2.6, 7 and 8).   I can jumpstart any machine with
>Solaris 7 or Solaris 8 perfectly fine.   However,  I keep getting problem 
>Solaris 2.6 on the boot server.
>SunOS Release...
>Copyright (c) ...
>SUNW, hme0: Link Down - cable problems
>SUNW, hme0: Link Down - cable problems
>SUNW, hme0: Link Down - cable problems
>This link down message just keep on repeating.  There is no network or
>hardware problem with the boot server since I am able to jumpstart with
>Solaris 7 or 8 perfecly fine.  FYI, on the install server, I can jumpstart
>any machine with 2.6 perfectly fine not on the boot server.   Any thoughts?
>Thanks in advance.

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