installation problem on Sun E450

m m at
Thu Feb 10 22:48:02 PST 2005

> From: Ken Smith <kensmith at cse.Buffalo.EDU>
> Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 00:28:43 -0500
> To: m <m at>
> Cc: <freebsd-sparc64 at>
> Subject: Re: installation problem on Sun E450
> On Thu, Feb 10, 2005 at 06:21:23PM -0500, 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!
> Try it without the keyboard attached at all.

Using Windows HyperTerminal (ugh!), set to 9600/8/N/1, I get absolutely
nothing on the terminal!



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