SUMMARY: Netra T1 won't boot

From: Barry <>
Date: Mon Jun 02 2003 - 05:50:28 EDT
Hi all, apologies for the late summary on this.

Thanks to everybody that took the time to reply. The general opinion was
that I needed to obtain the original o/s cd's used for the system install,
and then boot off them.

Many thanks go to Darren Dunham who helped me boot the system without the
o/s cd's.  Basically I had corrupted /etc/system & /etc/vfstab, with the
help of Darren I managed to boot the system by using boot -ab at the ok
prompt and then using /dev/null instead of /etc/system, this then booted the
system to a command prompt, but I had to remount / as read writable and
manually mount /usr, I then fsck'd / & /usr a few times, I was then able to
fix the corrupted vfstab & system files.



-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Barry
Sent: 28 May 2003 14:07
Subject: Netra T1 won't boot

I had problems with a Netra T1 running Solaris 8 and now it cannot boot at
any run-level - I know what the problem is and how to fix it once I can get
into the system.  Unfortunately there is only 1 cd with Solaris on it and
when I try to boot from it I get the following error:

boot device: /cdrom  File and args: -v
Size: 344168+88153+61591 Bytes
krtld: load_exec: fail to expand cpu/$CPU
krtld: error during initial load/link phase
panic - boot: exitto64 returned from client program
Program terminated

>From what I've read on the above error message my understanding is that the
kernel does not recognise the hardware that I'm attempting to boot.
Apparently (from what I've read on BigAdmin) the hardware is newer, but the
cd is trying to load an older operating environment.

I've been informed that the cd is a copy of what was used for the original
installation of the machine.

Any ideas on how I can boot the machine would be greatly appreciated.

TIA for any replies.
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