SUMMARY Flash Archive Problem

From: Iain Miller <>
Date: Fri Oct 08 2004 - 04:55:45 EDT
Thanks to the following folks

Drew Skinner
Joe McCall
AJ Rebmann
TJ Davis
Adam Mazza
Jeremy Lokinas

It looks like when I built the OS originally on the v210 the install
did not add the QLC packages which are requied for FCAL based systems
(280r and v880 are FCAL based).  This was because the V210 has SCSI

A couple of the other sugestions were that I installed the full + OEM
option on the v210 (which would have installed the QLC packages),
another suggestion was that there may be a problem with the metadevice
in /etc/system and a final suggestion that the controller disk C*T*D*
layout had changed from one platform to another.

Thanks again,


On Thu, 7 Oct 2004 17:36:38 +0100, Iain Miller <> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I built a v210 manually from cd.  Solaris version is 9 4/04 and I did
> a full developer install.  On completion of the install I generated a
> flash archive using the flarcreate command.  I then used this flash
> archive to jumpstart other various v210s, v240s and v440s.  However
> when I try to install any other v880 or 280R using the same
> flasharchive I get the following error when the system reboots after
> completing what appears to be a succesfull install.
> Sun Fire 280R (UltraSPARC-III+) , No Keyboard
> Copyright 1998-2002 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
> OpenBoot 4.5, 2048 MB memory installed, Serial #51563495.
> Ethernet address 0:3:ba:f2:cf:e7, Host ID: 83f2cfe7.
> Rebooting with command: boot
> Boot device: /pci@8,600000/SUNW,qlc@4/fp@0,0/disk@w21000004cf7f271c,0:a
>  File and args:
> SunOS Release 5.9 Version Generic_117171-05 64-bit
> Copyright 1983-2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
> Use is subject to license terms.
> Cannot assemble drivers for root
> /pci@8,600000/SUNW,qlc@4/fp@0,0/disk@w21000004cf7f271c,0:a
> Cannot mount root on
> /pci@8,600000/SUNW,qlc@4/fp@0,0/disk@w21000004cf7f271c,0:a fstype ufs
> panic[cpu0]/thread=140a000: vfs_mountroot: cannot mount root
> 0000000001409970 genunix:vfs_mountroot+70 (0, 0, 0, 200, 1457ee0, 0)
>   %l0-3: 000000000144b800 000000000144b800 0000000000002000 0000000001495168
>   %l4-7: 000000000149ac00 0000000001411e28 000000000144c000 000000000144f400
> 0000000001409a20 genunix:main+90 (1409ba0, f005a4d8, 1409ec0, 34c648, 2000, 400)
>   %l0-3: 0000000000000001 000000000140a000 0000000001412f98 0000000000000000
>   %l4-7: 0000000078002000 000000000034e000 00000000014a34c8 00000000010664b8
> skipping system dump - no dump device configured
> rebooting...
> Resetting ...
> the system then keeps looping until I break it.  The only difference I
> can see is that the first systems are Sparc IIIi's and the 280/880 are
> Sparc III but I believed that this shouldn't cause a problem.  Anyone
> else had any similar experiences?
> Thanks for any input, I will summarize.
> Iain M
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