SUMMARY: NetraX1 Jumpstart problem

From: Greg Gallagher <>
Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 16:56:02 EST

The answer is to go to the above webpage and follow the link to Netra
X1 "Software Drivers" (on the right) to eventually get to a file which
looks something like "" (may be updated in
the future to reflect a different filename).

   Special thanks to Richard J. Buchman for the link, and the
following people for their quick responses:

Brent Killion
Steve Mickeler
Tom McMurtrey
Rodica Alexandru
Stan Hiller

   Stan mentioned that I should run the following command to solve my

# add_drv -b /path_to_install_server/Solaris_2.8/Tools/Boot \
-m '* 0600 root sys' -i '"pci128h,9102" "pci1282,9102" "ethernet"' -v dmfe

   Which unfortunatly probably won't work since I'm on the jumpstart
server not on the client.  It's a useful command (modifies
/etc/path_to_inst I believe) in other circumstances which is why I've
listed it.

   The original problem was that I could't even get the client to boot
unless the dmfe driver and configuration files are contained under:


Although I was using Solaris 8 10/01 it doesn't seem that the default
jumpstart install will contain what I need.  There was no instance of
dmfe or the package, I had to grab the software from Sun.

One additional note: you cannot jumpstart a NetraX1 using a Solaris
x86 Jumpstart server.  Fortunately I was using a SPARC Jumpstart
server, so that wasn't my issue.

Thanks again!!

Greg Gallagher
Sr. UNIX Systems Administrator
First Options Chicago .... (312) 362-3643

         The original question is listed below...

On Tue, Jan 22, 2002 at 02:09:02PM -0600, Greg Gallagher wrote:
>    I just installed a Solaris 8 10/01 jumpstart server clean and am
> having trouble getting an NetraX1 to boot or install with it.
> It gets this far:
> --------------------------
> Requesting Internet address for 8:0:20:fe:d:bc
> SunOS Release 5.8 Version Generic_108528-11 64-bit
> Copyright 1983-2001 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
> Cannot load drivers for /pci@1f,0/ethernet@c
> Can't load the root filesystem
> --------------------------
>    I saw a previous Sun Managers mail referring to the same problem,
> the solution to which was to get updated patches at
>  Unfortunately, those don't seem to exist
> anymore there and a search of the Sun download site doesn't get me
> very far.
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