trouble installing to sun blade 1500
mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Tue Dec 1 16:23:55 UTC 2009
On Tue, Dec 01, 2009 at 04:13:20PM +0000, Adrian Urquhart wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Dec 2009, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
> > I'm new to sun, but have some experiece installing fbsd to
> > i386, alpha and ia64.
> > I've sun blade 1500: http://www.sun.com/desktop/workstation/sunblade1500/
> > I just burned a 8.0 release cd, and tried to boot from it.
> > I've a keyboard, mouse and screen attached.
> > I get to OK prompt, type "boot cdrom", but the process
> > stops after a few seconds with:
> > jumping to kernel entry at 0xc0088000.
> > Then nothing, and the keyboard is not responsive.
> > I have to force cold reset. On restart the process
> > repeats.
> I know on some Sun kit this can mean that the boot process is now
> carrying on via a serial port.
ok, I'll try to check this out.
In the meantime I tried 7.2 cd with very similar result - I'm stuck with
jumping to kernel entry at 0xc0078000
> > Also, there seem to be no reset button on the desktop.
> > Is there a keyboard key or combination to force a reset?
> Not sure what you mean by "reset button" but STOP-A is the usual key
> combination to get you to the OpenBOOT prom.
yes, this was what I'm after. STOP/A doesn't seem to have any
effect on my box. Do you mean hit "A" while "STOP" is pressed?
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