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Ultra 20 hangs at the splash screen

807557
807557 Member Posts: 35,835
I have a 3 year old, seldom used Ultra 20 (AMD Opteron, unknown speed) with 2 GB RAM, 2x80 GB SATA and DVD that has worked with no problems at all since new. I decided on a fresh install of OpenSolaris and when I rebooted the machine, I got the gigantic Sun Microsystems + logo splash screen and that's it. It just hangs there forever. There is a square LED on the system board that reads "75" if that's any help.

Any idea what the problem is? I'd rather not toss the box. It's still quite usable and a nice machine.

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  • The documentation for that system can be readily retrieved from Docs.Sun.Com
    [http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/prod/ultra20.ws~ultra20#hic|http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/prod/ultra20.ws~ultra20#hic]
    You might wish to download the 25MB PDF of the User Guide and glance through the various appendices.

    The codes are described in there.
    (Hint: I think POST is failing while recognizing one of the drives.)
  • 807557
    807557 Member Posts: 35,835
    Thank you. The User Manual states that 75 is IDE detection. My second disk is dead. I removed it and the system booted right up. Problem resolved. Thanks for the quick answer!
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