SUMMARY: Cannot re-install Solaris 8

From: Shiroma Dassanayake <>
Date: Mon Jan 22 2007 - 04:04:24 EST
Dear Sunmanagers


Thanks to everyone that replied. Sorry for the long
delay in posting a
summary. As suggested by almost everyone that replied, the
problem was
the hard disk. After replacing the hard disk I was able to
Solaris 8.


Thanks to

Michael Sullivan

John Stoffel
Joe Fletcher

Joachim Jaeckel

Brad Morrison

Chris Hughes




From: Shiroma Dassanayake 
Wednesday, December 06, 2006 12:51 PM
Subject: Cannot re-install Solaris 8


Dear Sunmanagers


I have
an Ultra 5 running Solaris 8  Version Generic_108528_29. On
rebooting the
system (either multiuser or single user runlevel), the
system panics and


In an effort to remedy this situation, I did the following:
Entered "ok" prompt and ran "boot cdrom" with the Solaris 8 (2/02) cd.


Part of the installation completes successfully (sytem
but the installation encounters errors when the filesystem
has to be
created. The error(s) are as follows:


WARNING: timeout:
reset target chno = 0 targ = 0

                 timeout: reset bus chno = 0
targ = 0

                 Drive not ready before set_features

                 Transport rejected


ERROR: File system creation failed for / (c0t0d0s0) could not
check or
create system critical file systems. 

              Could not
update disks with new configuration


Any ideas???


Thanks and






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