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2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 11, 2010 8:34 AM by 796238 RSS

Ultra 5 will not boot from DVD ROM :(

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I just got a new Ultra 5 and replaced the CD-ROM with an LG DVD-ROM (approved and listed in Sun HCL). Got the DVD-ROM installed to install Solaris 10. Im just learning and new to Solaris installation.

When I insert a Solaris 10 DVD I see that it gets mounted and File Manager opens and displays the ISO files.

However, when I get into OBP to try to install the via the DVD I get bad magic number and checksum errors (boot cdrom -install give same errors) -

ok boot cdrom -s

Boot device: /pci@1f, 0/pci@1,1/ide@3/cdrom@2,0:f File and args: -s
Bad magic number in disk label
Can't open disk label package

Can't open boot device

Bad checksum in disklabel
Can't open disk label package
Boot device: net File and args:
Network Link setup failed
Please Check Cable and Try AAgain.
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet.


Could some one please let me know what could be wrong and step by step procedures to fix this?

Please help!

  • 1. Re: Ultra 5 will not boot from DVD ROM :(
    807557 Newbie
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    Also here is the output of my probe-ide

    ok probe-ide
    Device 0 ( Primary Master )
    ATA Model : WDDC WD136AA

    Device 1 ( Primary Slave )
    ATA Model: Maxtor 52049H4

    Device 2 ( Secondary Master )
    Removable ATAPI Model: HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GH22LP20

    Device 3 ( Seconday Slave )
    Not Present

  • 2. Re: Ultra 5 will not boot from DVD ROM :(
    796238 Newbie
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    try to see if the boot cdrom gives you the same physical path as that of DVDROM, if not try using the

    boot <physical path of the CDROM in show-devs output> -s
    to see if that boots.

    If you can boot from above the device alias for the CDROM is incorrect and need to fix it for boot cdrom to work.