installation problem on Sun E450

jacques brierre jbrierre at
Thu Feb 10 15:41:48 PST 2005

what version? cdrom might not be "good"?
I did this on Ultra 2 with CDs downloaded and burnt on Windows laptop.
Ultra 2 is headless. Used Serial A. Terminal software: TeraTerm.
I did cut the CDs twice. Might want to check eeprom settings as well.

bash-3.00# uname -a
FreeBSD sphynx 5.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE #0: Fri Nov  5 19:30:40 
UTC 2004     root at  


m wrote:

>I just picked up a Sun E450, and I'm having installation problems.
>After I get the system banner and the "OK" prompt, I type "boot cdrom", and
>get the following:
>Initializing Memory
>Boot device: /pci at 1f,4000/scsi at 2/disk at 6,0:f  File and args:
>The cdr DOES spin up, then the system totally freezes.
>I had thought I needed perhaps to have a serial console attached, in
>addition to the keyboard/monitor, but that does not seem to make a
>difference; nothing comes across on the serial terminal either.
>Any help would be MOST appreciated.  If anyone needs more info regarding
>this, just ask & I will provide!

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