SUMMARY: Booting Sparc 5 (Solaris 2) from a Solaris 1 bootserver

From: Christopher L. Barnard (
Date: Sat Jun 24 1995 - 11:14:58 CDT

There is only one problem with the Sun Managers mailing list. When
you ask a stupid question you get to make a fool out of yourself in
front of a lot of people. ;^) Oh well, humility is good for the soul.

I originally asked:

> I've got a server running SunOS 4.1.3 providing root and usr for a bunch
> of 4.1.4 clients. I'm now working at putting some Solaris 2.4 clients on
> that machine as well. I have been successful in bringing up two Sparc IPX
> machines with Solaris 2.4, but when I try to bring up a Sparc 10 or a
> Sparc 5, I get a "Data Access Exception" as soon as it finishes loading
> /kernel/unix. The ethers and bootparams NIS maps look fine, and the root
> partition for these machines is exported "-root=client,access=client,async".
> (I'm fairly confident in the ethers, bootparams, and exports because they
> match the entries for my IPX machines that are working fine).

The problem of course is that I was trying to boot the Sparc 5 and Sparc 10
from the sun4c kernel architecture. When I used the sun4m kernel instead
everything worked beautifully.

Thanks to:

Casper Dik <casper@Holland.Sun.COM>
Narendranath Kalle <>
mshon@sunrock.East.Sun.COM (Michael J. Shon {*Prof Services} Sun Rochester)

(and probably a few more will come in before this gets propogated,
since I'm sending it out so quickly)

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