Summary - NetraX1 not booting of the network

From: Al Lilianstrom <>
Date: Fri Apr 12 2002 - 10:12:17 EDT
Thanks to all who replied

Doug Granzow
Steve Hunt
Michael Kriss
Andreas Hoeschler
Cian O'Sullivan
Christophe Dupre

It turns out that the Solaris 8 02/02 release that I am using has the
Netra drivers in it so that I did not have to apply the "required" patch
from Sun. I can't find that statement anywhere in the release notes but
it does work that way.

After I had corrected that I had a problem with the install hanging. I
was advised to use snoop to see what was going on. The nfs mount from
the client was failing. I stopped and started the nfs server and
rebooted the Netra and the install went without any problems. 

Thanks again for all the help.


Original message - 

I have a Netra X1 that I trying to install off a network install server.
I followed the instructions in the Solaris 8 Advanced Installation guide
to create the install server and have applied the Netra X1 patch from
Sun to the install image on the server.

Both systems are in the same subnet.

Here is what happens:

Executing last command: boot net                                      
Boot device: /pci@1f,0/ethernet@c  File and args: 
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
SunOS Release 5.8 Version Generic_108528-13 64-bit
Copyright 1983-2001 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
NOTICE: dmfe0: PHY 1 link up 100 Mbps Full-Duplex
NOTICE: dmfe1: PHY 1 link down
Configuring /dev and /devices
Using RPC Bootparams for network configuration information.
Skipping interface dmfe1
Configured interface dmfe0
mount [-v | -p]
mount [-F FSType] [-V] [current_options] [-o specific_options]
        {special | mount_point}
mount [-F FSType] [-V] [current_options] [-o specific_options]
        special mount_point
mount -a [-F FSType ] [-V] [current_options] [-o specific_options]
        [mount_point ...]
Unable to mount /cdrom/Solaris_*/Tools/Boot/usr

If I look at the file system I see my nfs mounts. Checked permissions on
the install server and they are ok. 
Filesystem            kbytes    used   avail capacity  Mounted on
                     51419376 1218103 49687080     3%    /
swap                  983128     224  982904     1%    /tmp
proc                       0       0       0     0%    /proc
mnttab                     0       0       0     0%    /etc/mnttab
/tmp/devices          983128     224  982904     1%    /devices
/tmp/dev              983128     224  982904     1%    /dev
                     51419376 1218103 49687080     3%    /cdrom

I can start the install manually from here but I'd like to resolve this.

Any ideas?


Al Lilianstrom
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Received on Fri Apr 12 10:34:41 2002

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