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unfortunately it's very likely that the system board is faulty (I assume that you use a known good CD media). I would recommend that you get the Service Manual for the Ultra 10 and a serial-console cable. This manual contains a detailed troubleshooting section.
Navigate to EOL systems in the Sun System Handbook, select the Ultra 10 page and review the Related Documentation.
The devalias for the cdrom is fixed, either use the complete device-path (from show-disks) or define a new one e.g. cdrom1 with nvalias.
This is a link that explains the procedure
The Ultra 5/10 are very inexpensive today.
The media was good. One of the disks I tried was a brand new Solaris 10 DVD. And why would I want to connect a serial cable when the monitor works fine?
I might give the troubleshooting guide a squizz some time. Thanks for the input.
Personally, I've seen more CD drives from this class of machine die than motherboards. Do you know that the drive is good? If not, you might try a different drive.
Please read the original post. I tried three seperate drives, all of which are known to be working. One of them was taken straight out of my main desktop.
nippysaurus wrote:Just checking that you are trying to boot from a Sparc version.
Someone has given me a Sun Ultra 10 workstation ... problem is that no matter what I do this machine will not boot from the optical drive. Extremely fustrating. The errors I am getting are "Bad magic number in disk label" and "Can't open disk label package" and "can't open boot device".
I checked what happend with boot cdrom -s on a Sun Ultra 10 from a X86 Solaris DVD and got the errors:
Can't read disk label. Can't open disk label package Can't open boot device
Could still just be a bad drive in the Sun box. Did you change the block size when trying the other known good drives? On my old SPARC 2, I went through a similar exercise before realizing that it required a different block size setting than a standard PC CD drive... Flipped the jumper over on the drive out of my PC and it suddenly started working with the Sun box.
I didn't submit this posting, but I would be interested in your findings. I have this exact situation. I'm trying to boot from dvd and it fails with this same output. When I 'probe-scsi' it shows the DVD-ROM as a Toshiba.
if I 'boot disk6' it gives me the label error if i 'boot cdrom' same thing:
Bad magic number in disk label
Can't open disk label package
can't open boot device
Thanks in advance for you assistance
please don't revive old threads.
Open a new thread (maybe with a link to this one) and describe your problem with more details.
The Ultra 10 uses IDE/ATA for the internal drives. probe-scsi won't help, except you use a SCSI add-in board with attached SCSI devices (e.g. DVD-ROM). The hint with the block-size applies to SCSI but not to ATA.
I will report this thread for locking.
Locking this thread.