installation problem on Sun E450

m m at
Thu Feb 10 15:59:14 PST 2005

> From: jacques brierre <jbrierre at>
> Organization: Mean Mice Elf
> Reply-To: <jbrierre at>
> Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 18:41:41 -0500
> To: m <m at>
> Cc: <freebsd-sparc64 at>
> Subject: Re: installation problem on Sun E450
> m:
> 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
> sparc64
> bash-3.00#

The CD is definitely OK.  It mounts just fine on my x86 BSD box and also on
a Mac.  (It was burned on my Mac laptop).

What eeprom settings might I need to change?

> -jb
> 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!
>> M.

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