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T4-2 Wont boot Solaris 10

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Brand new T4-2, had to reconfigure front plane hard drives in raid mirror using Fcode and the onboard SAS controller. Installed Solaris 10 from DVD no problem, ejected dvd and rebooted after install. Now when it boots It hangs just after the copyright notice.

A boot -v from console on ILOM:
{0} ok boot -v
Boot device: /pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/disk@w3e45aad3ddba51af,0:a File and args: -v
module /platform/sun4v/kernel/sparcv9/unix: text at [0x1000000, 0x10c1c1d] data at 0x1800000
module /platform/sun4v/kernel/sparcv9/genunix: text at [0x10c1c20, 0x12a6b77] data at 0x1935f40
module /platform/sun4v/kernel/misc/sparcv9/platmod: text at [0x12a6b78, 0x12a6b8f] data at 0x198d598
module /platform/sun4v/kernel/cpu/sparcv9/SPARC-T4: text at [0x12a6b90, 0x12ad04f] data at 0x198dcc0
SunOS Release 5.10 Version Generic_147440-01 64-bit
Copyright (c) 1983, 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
Ethernet address = 0:10:e0:d:2c:ee
mem = 133693440K (0x1fe0000000)
avail mem = 133921136640
root nexus = SPARC T4-2
pseudo0 at root
pseudo0 is /pseudo
scsi_vhci0 at root
scsi_vhci0 is /scsi_vhci
px0 at root: 0x400 0x0
px0 is /pci@400
PCI Express-device: pci@2, pcieb1
pcieb1 is /pci@400/pci@2
PCIE-device: pci@0, pcieb10
pcieb10 is /pci@400/pci@2/pci@0
PCIE-device: pci@0, pcieb10
PCIE-device: pci@e, pcieb14
pcieb14 is /pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e
PCIE-device: pci@e, pcieb14
/pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0 (mpt_sas0):
mptsas0 supports power management.
/pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0 (mpt_sas0):
mptsas0 supports power management.
/pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0 (mpt_sas0):
mpt0 Firmware version v9.0.0.0 (?)
/pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0 (mpt_sas0):
mpt0: IOC Operational.
PCIE-device: scsi@0, mpt_sas0
mpt_sas0 is /pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0
PCIE-device: scsi@0, mpt_sas0
mpt_sas1 at mpt_sas0: scsi-iport 1
mpt_sas1 is /pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/iport@1
/pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/iport@1 (mpt_sas1) online
/pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0 (mpt_sas0):
Volume 896 is optimal
/pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0 (mpt_sas0):
Volume 897 is optimal
px1 at root: 0x500 0x0
px1 is /pci@500
PCI Express-device: pci@2, pcieb16
pcieb16 is /pci@500/pci@2
PCIE-device: pci@0, pcieb21
pcieb21 is /pci@500/pci@2/pci@0
PCIE-device: pci@0, pcieb21
mpt_sas2 at mpt_sas0: scsi-iport 2
mpt_sas2 is /pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/iport@2
/pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/iport@2 (mpt_sas2) online
mpt_sas3 at mpt_sas0: scsi-iport 4
mpt_sas3 is /pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/iport@4
/pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/iport@4 (mpt_sas3) online
mpt_sas4 at mpt_sas0: scsi-iport 8
mpt_sas4 is /pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/iport@8
/pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/iport@8 (mpt_sas4) online
mpt_sas5 at mpt_sas0: scsi-iport 10
mpt_sas5 is /pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/iport@10
/pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/iport@10 (mpt_sas5) online
mpt_sas6 at mpt_sas0: scsi-iport 20
mpt_sas6 is /pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/iport@20
/pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/iport@20 (mpt_sas6) online
mpt_sas7 at mpt_sas0: scsi-iport 80
mpt_sas7 is /pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/iport@80
/pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/iport@80 (mpt_sas7) online
sd4 at mpt_sas7: unit-address p7,0: p7,0
sd4 is /pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/iport@80/cdrom@p7,0
/pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/iport@80/cdrom@p7,0 (sd4) online

(and it hangs here)
I can reset with ILOM and have rebooted a few times to no avail.
Any ideas??
  • 1. Re: T4-2 Wont boot Solaris 10
    Nik Expert
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    Mininum required patchset:

    According provided output used kernel below required level 147440-01
    You can try boot from dvd again and add required patches.

    You problem described at document ID 1363950.1
    Recommened solution -install Patch:147440-03

  • 2. Re: T4-2 Wont boot Solaris 10
    rukbat Guru Moderator
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    I have no personal experience with the T4-2 platform.

    Hopefully others will also choose to reply, but what release of Solaris 10 did you install?
    SunOS Release 5.10 Version Generic_147440-01 64-bit
    Copyright (c) 1983, *2011*, Oracle and/or its affiliates.
    ... suggests you are okay, but the question needs to be asked.

    The T4-2's product notes
    say ...
    Oracle Solaris 11 or later
    Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 OS with required patchsets
    Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 OS with the Solaris 10 8/11 SPARC Bundle and required patchsets
    which suggests that patches must be applied to Solaris 10 for it to be functional. A raw install wouldn't be good enough, even for Solaris 10 8/11.

    (I'd found that documentation here, by the way.)


    Edited by: rukbat on Dec 12, 2012 2:10 PM
    Whoops ! My reply was too slow.
  • 3. Re: T4-2 Wont boot Solaris 10
    979571 Newbie
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    Thanks guys, will try installing the patches in the morning and see how it goes
  • 4. Re: T4-2 Wont boot Solaris 10
    979571 Newbie
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    Turns out it was a problem with the DVD drive. With the drive disconnected I could boot from internal disc with no problem.

    Booted and installed patches ok, all working well. Thanks!


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