4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 12, 2013 8:07 AM by Pascal Kreyer -Oracle RSS

    Problem installing Solaris 10 1/13, disks no found

    1001001
      Hi everyone

      Just picked up a Sun enterprise T2000 with two 146G HDD but had problem to install Solaris 10 1/13

      The installation does not see any HDD

      If I run "format" , it will also say "disks not found"

      Solaris installation program exited.
      *# format*
      Searching for disks...done
      No disks found!

      If I swap disk to another slot, I can see SC alert says, HDD been removed and inserted.

      here is also probe-scsi-all

      *{0} ok probe-scsi-all*
      */pci@780/pci@0/pci@9/scsi@0*

      MPT Version 1.05, Firmware Version 1.09.00.00


      */pci@780/pci@0/pci@9/scsi@0*

      MPT Version 1.05, Firmware Version 1.09.00.00

      There is also an warning when server booted from DVD
      SunOS Release 5.10 Version Generic_147147-26 64-bit
      Copyright (c) 1983, 2013, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
      Configuring devices.
      WARNING: /pci@780/pci@0/pci@9/scsi@0 (mpt0):
      Volume 130 is missing

      Using RPC Bootparams for network configuration information.
      Attempting to configure interface e1000g3...
      Skipped interface e1000g3
      Attempting to configure interface e1000g2...
      Skipped interface e1000g2
      Attempting to configure interface e1000g1...
      Skipped interface e1000g1
      Attempting to configure interface e1000g0...
      Skipped interface e1000g0
      svc:/system/filesystem/local:default: WARNING: /usr/sbin/zfs mount -a failed: one or more file systems failed to mount
      Setting up Java. Please wait...
      Serial console, reverting to text install
      Beginning system identification...
      Searching for configuration file(s)...
      Search complete.
      Discovering additional network configuration...


      Tried Solaris 11 and it is the same, it will stop at following screen

      Disks

      Oracle Solaris cannot be installed on any disk

      Seeking disks on system



      Esc-9_Quit


      any idea ?
        • 1. Re: Problem installing Solaris 10 1/13, disks no found
          1001001
          Just downloaded OpenBSD 5.2 for SPARC 64 and the installation does see any hard drive neither.

          Welcome to the OpenBSD/sparc64 5.2 installation program.
          *(I)nstall, (U)pgrade or (S)hell? i*
          At any prompt except password prompts you can escape to a shell by
          typing '!'. Default answers are shown in []'s and are selected by
          pressing RETURN.  You can exit this program at any time by pressing
          Control-C, but this can leave your system in an inconsistent state.

          System hostname? (short form, e.g. 'foo') openbsd

          Available network interfaces are: em0 em1 em2 em3 vlan0.
          *Which one do you wish to configure? (or 'done') [em0] done*
          *DNS domain name? (e.g. 'bar.com') [my.domain] bar.com*
          *DNS nameservers? (IP address list or 'none') [none]*

          Password for root account? (will not echo)
          Password for root account? (again)
          The root password must be set.
          Password for root account? (will not echo)
          Password for root account? (again)
          *Start sshd(8) by default? [yes]*
          *Start ntpd(8) by default? [no]*
          *Do you expect to run the X Window System? [no]*
          *Setup a user? (enter a lower-case loginname, or 'no') [no]*

          Available disks are: none.
          Which disk is the root disk? ('?' for details) ?
          Available disks are: none.
          Which disk is the root disk? ('?' for details)


          Do I need to configure a RAID volume before I can install Solaris ? If so, how and where should I do it from ? Openboot ?

          thanks
          • 2. Re: Problem installing Solaris 10 1/13, disks no found
            Pascal Kreyer -Oracle
            Seems that a RAID volume is configured. Based on T2000 documentation, this should be created after Solaris installation :

            http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19076-01/t2k.srvr/819-2549-12/ontario-volume_man.html#pgfId-1000466

            Delete it, install Solaris and then enable the RAID volume if you still want this feature.
            • 3. Re: Problem installing Solaris 10 1/13, disks no found
              1001001
              Hi Pascal

              thanks very much for your help, I installed Solaris 10 1/13 but the server did not boot.

              something strange, when I started again the installation, it could not find any hard disk again.

              I selected ZFS for Solaris 10 install.

              I am new to Solaris and this just seems a lot more difficult than HPUX.

              thanks

              raidctl does not show any raid volumes

              # raidctl -l1
              Invalid argument(s).
              # raidctl -l 1
              Controller Type Version
              ----------------------------------------------------------------
              c1 LSI_1064E 1.09.00.00
              # raidctl -l
              Controller: 1
              # raidctl -l 2
              Device not found.

              # raidctl -l c1
              Invalid argument(s).
              # raidctl -S
              1 "LSI_1064E"
              # raidctl -S 1
              1 "LSI_1064E"
              # format
              Searching for disks...done
              No disks found!
              • 4. Re: Problem installing Solaris 10 1/13, disks no found
                Pascal Kreyer -Oracle
                If you have an access to MOS, please check doc ID 1008139.1