SUMMARY: E420 doesn' boot any more

From: Harald Husemann <>
Date: Tue May 11 2004 - 10:50:01 EDT
<Original posting below>

Hi again,

thanks to: 
Mike (, 
Terry L Moore <>, 
Williams Shawn <>,
John Rushe (AXA-TECH-UK) <>,
Pablo Jejcic - Smartweb <> and

Pascal Grostabussiat

for their quick responses,and special thanks to Michael Schulte for
calling me on my mobile and pointing me in the right direction, :-)

Some of you suspected a HW-failure, maybe a defective CPU - but,
fortunately, that was not the reason, :-)
The system was part of a cluster, and for this, it was equipped with a
qfe- and an SCSI-card. Well, it seems those cards leave some "traps" in
the OBP, even when you plug them out...
So, I did a "set-defaults" at the OBP prompt to reset the nvram to
factory defaults (thanks to John Rushe for the tip!), and voila, the
system boots! Now, the installation is working, :-))

Thanks to the list for the quick help,



On Tue, 2004-05-11 at 15:34, Harald Husemann wrote:
> Hi gurus,
> I've got a problem with an E420 here. The machine has been used as part
> of a SUN Cluster, which I has been disassembled.
> Now, I'd like to install the machine from CD-ROM (using Sol 9 12/03), to
> get a clean system...
> But, the following happens every time I try to boot it:
> ==================/snip/====================================
> {1} ok boot cdrom
> Boot device: /pci@1f,4000/scsi@3/disk@6,0:f  File and args:
> Loading ufs-file-system package 1.4 04 Aug 1995 13:02:54.
> FCode UFS Reader 1.11 97/07/10 16:19:15.
> Redirected to slice: 1
> Loading: /platform/SUNW,Ultra-80/ufsboot
> Loading: /platform/sun4u/ufsboot
> SunOS Release 5.8 Version Generic_108528-20 64-bit
> Copyright 1983-2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
> WARNING: [AFT1] Timeout on System Bus in privileged mode from CPU1 Data
> access at TL=0, errID 0x0000005d.fdd146db
>     AFSR 0x00000000.88000000<PRIV,TO> AFAR 0x000001ff.80010010
>     AFSR.PSYND 0x0000(Score 05) AFSR.ETS 0x00 Fault_PC 0x1022bd28
>     UDBH 0x0000 UDBH.ESYND 0x00 UDBL 0x0000 UDBL.ESYND 0x00
> panic[cpu1]/thread=10408000: [AFT1] errID 0x0000005d.fdd146db BTO
> Error(s)
>     See previous message(s) for details
> ===========/snap/=====================================
> I've also tried to boot from disk in non-cluster mode, same result.
> Diag-switch is true, diag-level is max, but I don't see any error
> messages during POST.
> Is this a hardware problem?? Should I call SUN support??
> Also searched sunsolve and, no result.
> Hope anyone can help, thanks in advance!
> Harald
Harald Husemann
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