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  1. Installation problem - Loading sage2 ...then grub prompt.

    I have written an ISO of Solaris 10 update 1 to a DVD and tried to boot it from
    a PC with a single Opteron on a Tyan S895 motherboard and HP DVD writer.

    When the DVD is loaded and the machine powered on, I see:

    Loading stage2 ....

    GNU Grub version 0.95
    ....
    grub>

    and so end with a grub> prompt. I guess something has gone wrong here, as there
    is no GUI installer that I am used to on Solaris for SPARC and have seen on
    Solaris x86 before.


    There is at present no free hard drive space (I am awaiting arrival of a new
    hard disk), so I was only intending having a look at the installer, without
    actually installing anything, but this does not look too hopeful.


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  2. Re: Installation problem - Loading sage2 ...then grub prompt.

    Dave (from the UK) wrote:
    > I have written an ISO of Solaris 10 update 1 to a DVD and tried to boot
    > it from a PC with a single Opteron on a Tyan S895 motherboard


    Correction, the motherboard is the Tyan Thunder S2895, not the S895 I said. To
    be more precise, it is Tyan Thunder K8WE (S2895) S2895UA2NFRF, which is the
    version with the LSI 53C1030 Ultra 320 SCSI controller

    http://www.tyan.com/products/html/thunderk8we.html

    I *thought* that was on the HCL, but seems I was mistaken as I can't find it!
    But someone does claimed to have run Solaris 10 on it.

    http://hardware.mcse.ms/archive131-2005-12-264788.html


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  3. Re: Installation problem - Loading sage2 ...then grub prompt.

    Dave (from the UK) wrote:
    > I have written an ISO of Solaris 10 update 1 to a DVD and tried to boot
    > it from a PC with a single Opteron on a Tyan S895 motherboard and HP DVD
    > writer.
    >
    > When the DVD is loaded and the machine powered on, I see:
    >
    > Loading stage2 ....
    >

    Have you updated the BIOS?

    -
    Ian Collins.

  4. Re: Installation problem - Loading sage2 ...then grub prompt.

    Ian Collins wrote:
    > Dave (from the UK) wrote:
    >
    >>I have written an ISO of Solaris 10 update 1 to a DVD and tried to boot
    >>it from a PC with a single Opteron on a Tyan S895 motherboard and HP DVD
    >>writer.
    >>
    >>When the DVD is loaded and the machine powered on, I see:
    >>
    >>Loading stage2 ....
    >>

    >
    > Have you updated the BIOS?
    >
    > -
    > Ian Collins.


    Yes I get the same result with the 1.02 or the recent (March 06) 1.03 release of
    the BIOS.

    Can anyone confirm the md5 checksum of the DVD iso image?

    I unzipped the 5 parts, concatenated them together, then get this as final checksum:

    % /opt/sfw/bin/gmd5sum sol-10-u1-ga-x86-dvd.iso
    8ba12021b10104504c0de86e16af4e78 sol-10-u1-ga-x86-dvd.iso

    A google on that checksum returned no hits. I do wish Sun would publish the md5
    checksums of large downloads, so one can verify them. In the case of a DVD iso
    where there are multiple parts, publishing the md5 of the complete iso would be
    useful too.


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    Dave K MCSE.

    MCSE = Minefield Consultant and Solitaire Expert.

    Please note my email address changes periodically to avoid spam.
    It is always of the form: month-year@domain. Hitting reply will work
    for a couple of months only. Later set it manually.

  5. Re: Installation problem - Loading sage2 ...then grub prompt.

    Dave (from the UK) wrote:
    >>
    >> Have you updated the BIOS?
    >>
    >> -
    >> Ian Collins.

    >
    >
    > Yes I get the same result with the 1.02 or the recent (March 06) 1.03
    > release of the BIOS.
    >
    > Can anyone confirm the md5 checksum of the DVD iso image?
    >
    > I unzipped the 5 parts, concatenated them together, then get this as
    > final checksum:
    >
    > % /opt/sfw/bin/gmd5sum sol-10-u1-ga-x86-dvd.iso
    > 8ba12021b10104504c0de86e16af4e78 sol-10-u1-ga-x86-dvd.iso
    >

    Odd.

    /opt/sfw/bin/gmd5sum sol-10-u1-ga-x86-dvd.iso
    280b0fa85e1f193bc93e036fa6e7311a sol-10-u1-ga-x86-dvd.iso

    The file size should be 3276472320

    I know this one's good as I've installed from it.

    Maybe you put the bits together in the wrong order?

    > A google on that checksum returned no hits. I do wish Sun would publish
    > the md5 checksums of large downloads, so one can verify them. In the
    > case of a DVD iso where there are multiple parts, publishing the md5 of
    > the complete iso would be useful too.
    >

    One of these days they'll listen and do this.

    --
    Ian Collins.

  6. Re: Installation problem - Loading sage2 ...then grub prompt.

    Ian Collins wrote:
    > Dave (from the UK) wrote:
    >
    >>>Have you updated the BIOS?
    >>>
    >>>-
    >>>Ian Collins.

    >>
    >>
    >>Yes I get the same result with the 1.02 or the recent (March 06) 1.03
    >>release of the BIOS.
    >>
    >>Can anyone confirm the md5 checksum of the DVD iso image?
    >>
    >>I unzipped the 5 parts, concatenated them together, then get this as
    >>final checksum:
    >>
    >>% /opt/sfw/bin/gmd5sum sol-10-u1-ga-x86-dvd.iso
    >>8ba12021b10104504c0de86e16af4e78 sol-10-u1-ga-x86-dvd.iso
    >>

    >
    > Odd.
    >
    > /opt/sfw/bin/gmd5sum sol-10-u1-ga-x86-dvd.iso
    > 280b0fa85e1f193bc93e036fa6e7311a sol-10-u1-ga-x86-dvd.iso
    >
    > The file size should be 3276472320
    >
    > I know this one's good as I've installed from it.


    Oh ****. That probably explains it then. The annoying thing is I have now
    deleted the constituent parts, since I was a bit short of disk space.

    > Maybe you put the bits together in the wrong order?


    Possibly. There were not all in one directory, so it is possible I did something
    silly.


    >> I do wish Sun would publish
    >>the md5 checksums of large downloads, so one can verify them. In the
    >>case of a DVD iso where there are multiple parts, publishing the md5 of
    >>the complete iso would be useful too.
    >>

    >
    > One of these days they'll listen and do this.
    >


    Yes, lets up so. Has anyone with a Sun contract ever submitted such a request
    formally? I really can't see the logic of providing files which are several
    hundred MB is size and need to be concatenated together to make multi-GB files,
    with no way to determine if there is a problem.

    I might as well try Open Solaris now, as I have the parts on the disk for that,
    whereas for Solaris 10 update 1 needs me to download 4 of them again.

    can anyone verify these as the OpenSolaris 3/06 (x86) checksums:

    385804ADD2DAC0D2C5018D59BF3DB9AE sol-nv-b33-x86-dvd-iso-a.zip
    AC14323925B7E1517D2B2D3208400ABD sol-nv-b33-x86-dvd-iso-b.zip
    CC02A5711241606E42EFEFFDB804B80E sol-nv-b33-x86-dvd-iso-c.zip
    5BEE30B1A1CA237222A36BB670845B95 sol-nv-b33-x86-dvd-iso-d.zip
    63C459CB9E7F2C2E48194D9BF9EF1C76 sol-nv-b33-x86-dvd-iso-e.zip

    or these sizes:

    sparrow /downloads % ls -go sol-nv-b33-x86-dvd-iso-?.zip
    -rw-r--r-- 1 456043390 Apr 9 05:44 sol-nv-b33-x86-dvd-iso-a.zip
    -rw-r--r-- 1 455300716 Apr 9 12:46 sol-nv-b33-x86-dvd-iso-b.zip
    -rw-r--r-- 1 456195246 Apr 9 12:46 sol-nv-b33-x86-dvd-iso-c.zip
    -rw------- 1 455303316 Feb 10 22:30 sol-nv-b33-x86-dvd-iso-d.zip
    -rw------- 1 452923592 Feb 10 22:38 sol-nv-b33-x86-dvd-iso-e.zip

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