SUMMARY: Solaris 2.5.1 Op Env CD problem

From: Mira <>
Date: Fri Mar 29 2002 - 17:55:25 EST
Dear SUN Managers,

it turns out that I was required to boot off Operating Environment CD dated Feb 2000 or Sep 99. I was trying with an older one dated Nov 97. Booting off OE CD Feb 2000 solved my problem.

Document ID 20576 on clearly pointed me to the right direction.

Thanks a lot to all those people who tried helping me :
Gary Mulder
Pierre Zimmerman
Suresh Kakkar 
Tony Walsh
Darren Dunham

The original posting was :

I have a U10 440 Mhz workstation running Solaris 2.5.1 11/97. In my absence, somebody tried to re-load Solaris 2.5.1 11/97 without using the Operating Environment CD provided for that. Now what is happening is that, when we try to boot off the Operating Enviroment CD, we get the following message : 

Bad magic number in disk label 
Can't open disk label package 
Evaluating: boot cdrom 
Can't open boot device 

If we try to boot off the Solaris 2.5.1 11/97 CD directly, then it displays 50 echoes for just one letter typed. 

boot cdrom -sw 
boot -s 

both have problems. 

The part number for the Op Env CD I am using is 704-5950-10 REV A (Nov , 1997). 


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