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T5220 boot cdrom ERROR: boot-read fail

user8769031 Newbie
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Hi,
Trying to install solaris 10 from a DVD on Sun T5220 box with 32GB but keep getting ERROR: boot-read fail.

Downloaded Solaris 10 from edelivery and burned a DVD, using two software but both same issue.
The values for cdrom from printenv and probe-scsi-all are different and in probe-scsi-all the DVD drive doesn't have a Target ??


{0} ok printenv
boot-device disk net disk net
..

{0} ok devalias
cdrom /pci@0/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/usb@0,2/storage@2/disk@0:f (this is different value from probe-scsi-all ??)

{0} ok probe-scsi-all
/pci@0/pci@0/pci@2/scsi@0

MPT Version 1.05, Firmware Version 1.22.00.00

Target 0
Unit 0 Disk HITACHI H106030SDSUN300GA130 585937500 Blocks, 300 GB
SASAddress 5000cca0120105cd PhyNum 0
Target 1
Unit 0 Disk HITACHI H103030SCSUN300GA150 585937500 Blocks, 300 GB
SASAddress 5000cca00a013059 PhyNum 1
Target 2
Unit 0 Disk HITACHI H106030SDSUN300GA130 585937500 Blocks, 300 GB
SASAddress 5000cca01200fa35 PhyNum 2
Target 3
Unit 0 Disk HITACHI H103030SCSUN300GA120 585937500 Blocks, 300 GB
SASAddress 5000cca00a013dd5 PhyNum 3
Target 4
Unit 0 Disk HITACHI H103030SCSUN300GA2A8 585937500 Blocks, 300 GB
SASAddress 5000cca00a7c887d PhyNum 4

/pci@0/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/usb@0,2/hub@4/device@4/storage@0
Unit 0 Removable Read Only device TSSTcorpCDDVDW TS-T633C SR01


{0} ok boot cdrom - text

SPARC Enterprise T5220, No Keyboard
Copyright 2007 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved.
OpenBoot 4.27.10, 32640 MB memory available, Serial #82589536.
Ethernet address 0:14:4f:ec:37:60, Host ID: 84ec3760.

Boot device: /pci@0/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/usb@0,2/storage@2/disk@0:f File and args: - text
ERROR: boot-read fail

Evaluating:
Can't locate boot device


** Tried also:
{0} ok boot /pci@0/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/usb@0,2/hub@4/device@4/storage@0 -nowin

SPARC Enterprise T5220, No Keyboard
Copyright 2007 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved.
OpenBoot 4.27.10, 32640 MB memory available, Serial #82589536.
Ethernet address 0:14:4f:ec:37:60, Host ID: 84ec3760.

Boot device: /pci@0/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/usb@0,2/hub@4/device@4/storage@0 File and args: -nowin
ERROR: boot-read fail

Evaluating:
Boot load failed

We are stuck right at the beginning from installation. What could be the issue?
Thanks for your assistance.
  • 1. Re: T5220 boot cdrom ERROR: boot-read fail
    Nik Expert
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    Hi.

    Can you show root directory of burned DVD ?
    Use any general PC for read it.


    Regards.
  • 2. Re: T5220 boot cdrom ERROR: boot-read fail
    user8769031 Newbie
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    Don't believe it is an issue with the software, but here it is.

    Four directories:
    .INSTALL
    BOOT
    PLATFORM
    SOLARIS_10

    then following files:
    .CDTOC
    .INSTALL_CONFIG
    .SLICEMAPFILE
    _VOLUME.INF
    VOLUMEINF.1
    VOLUMEINF.2
    VOLUMEINF.3
    VOLUMEINF.4
    VOLUMEINF.5
    COPYRIGHT
    INSATLLER
    OFFER_TO_PROVIDE_SOURCE_COD.TXT

    (there is on file desktop.ini with note (files ready to be written to the disc (1) )

    Thanks
  • 3. Re: T5220 boot cdrom ERROR: boot-read fail
    954389 Newbie
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    I've had this happen... We burned multiple dvds, even got Oracle to send a dvd. No errors from the dvd rom... still none of the dvds would work. We could only see the top directory on the dvd nothing underneath it. We ended up replacing the dvd rom and all of the dvds started working. The only thing we could come up with was that it was an older version of a dvd rom in the server replaced by a newer version. Oracle couldn't even give us an RCA. I know this isn't what your looking for but I hope it helps.
  • 4. Re: T5220 boot cdrom ERROR: boot-read fail
    user8769031 Newbie
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    We are suspicious of the DVD drive.

    Is the top directly structure I posted same as what you have on the Solaris DVD? At least this elminiate the concern with the software files itself.

    Thanks
  • 5. Re: T5220 boot cdrom ERROR: boot-read fail
    rukbat Guru Moderator
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    We are stuck right at the beginning from installation. What could be the issue?
    What release of Solaris are you trying to use?
    The oldest Solaris 10 release that could be usable on a T5220 is 08/07 (update 4) plus a boatload of mandatory patching just to get the box stable.
    The minimum usable release (without any initial patching) is 10/08 (update 6), which is a four-year-old release of the OS.
    Anything older than Sol10 U4 will give you boot symptoms exactly as you've pasted into your posts.

    See the T5220 Product Notes PDF document at:
    http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19637-01/index.html
    Sometimes it helps to review product documentation when preparing for a task.
  • 6. Re: T5220 boot cdrom ERROR: boot-read fail
    user8769031 Newbie
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    We have solaris 10 8/11 (VI"SOL_10_811_SPARC")

    So this should be ok?

    Thanks
  • 7. Re: T5220 boot cdrom ERROR: boot-read fail
    rukbat Guru Moderator
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    Yes, that should be fine.
    Take a few moments to retrieve all that system documentation - you'll never know when you might need it in the future.

    As suggested in earlier responses, if you are not using commercially produced installation media (a disk that was shipped to you from Oracle) then you may need to create the DVD disk again (maybe even get a new copy of the ISO that you used as a source).
  • 8. Re: T5220 boot cdrom ERROR: boot-read fail
    user8769031 Newbie
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    Thanks for the assistant.
    We managed to start the installation with the same DVD we had. The issue was the alias to the DVD drive.

    We had to test every potential ID from the show-devs and the one that worked was:
    /pci@0/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/usb@0,2/hub@4/device@4/storage@0/disk

    Thanks

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