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Can't boot to Solaris 8 DVD Media

Can't boot to Solaris 8 DVD Media

I need to install Solaris 8 on a V440. It has a DVD-ROM drive and I have a Solaris 8 (2/02) DVD Media from Sun (I didn't burn it myself).

The system currently has Solaris 10 on it and the DVD mounts with no problem.


# df -k
Filesystem            kbytes    used   avail capacity  Mounted on
                     8262869 3787734 4392507    47%    /
/devices                   0       0       0     0%    /devices
ctfs                       0       0       0     0%    /system/contract
proc                       0       0       0     0%    /proc
mnttab                     0       0       0     0%    /etc/mnttab
swap                 19373720    1080 19372640     1%    /etc/svc/volatile
objfs                      0       0       0     0%    /system/object
fd                         0       0       0     0%    /dev/fd
                     6197861 3545451 2590432    58%    /var
swap                 19372688      48 19372640     1%    /tmp
swap                 19372664      24 19372640     1%    /var/run
swap                 19372640       0 19372640     0%    /dev/vx/dmp
swap                 19372640       0 19372640     0%    /dev/vx/rdmp
                     39596755 1349249 37851539     4%    /opt
                     4133598    4122 4088141     1%    /var/crash
                          30       4      24    15%    /cdrom/sol_8_202_sparc/s5
                          30       4      24    15%    /cdrom/sol_8_202_sparc/s4
                          30       4      24    15%    /cdrom/sol_8_202_sparc/s3
                          30       4      24    15%    /cdrom/sol_8_202_sparc/s2
                      111558  101942       0   100%    /cdrom/sol_8_202_sparc/s1
                     2147264 2147264       0   100%    /cdrom/sol_8_202_sparc/s0

When trying to boot to the DVD to do the install, I get...


{1} ok boot cdrom

SC Alert: Host System has Reset
Probing system devices
Probing memory
Probing I/O buses
screen not found.
keyboard not found.
Keyboard not present.  Using ttya for input and output.
Probing system devices
Probing memory
Probing I/O buses

Sun Fire V440, No Keyboard
Copyright 1998-2004 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
OpenBoot 4.16.4, 8192 MB memory installed, Serial #52147391.
Ethernet address 0:3:ba:1b:b4:bf, Host ID: 831bb4bf.

Rebooting with command: boot cdrom                                    
Boot device: /pci@1e,600000/ide@d/cdrom@0,0:f  File and args:
boot: cannot open kernel/sparcv9/unix
Enter filename [kernel/sparcv9/unix]:

Does anyone know how to boot to the Solaris DVD?

RE: Can't boot to Solaris 8 DVD Media

The minimum Solaris 8 for a V440 is HW 07/03

RE: Can't boot to Solaris 8 DVD Media

OK, Thanks.

RE: Can't boot to Solaris 8 DVD Media

That message just means that the there are no kernel files for that hardware on that distribution of Solaris 8.

Like Max says 7/03 is the release that started including the 440, 240, 480, etc....kernel files.

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