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  1. Solaris 10 1/06 OK, but Solaris Express Build 33 and 36 fail

    I don't know if this useful to anyone at Sun, or if anyone can how I
    might proceed.

    I have installed Solaris 10 1/06 on a homebuilt PC. This has a Tyan
    S2895 (aka Thunder K8WE) Dual-Opteron motherboard (mine has the SCSI
    controller. model S2895UA2NRF) with a single Opteron 248 (I'll add
    another CPU later).

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

    I've installed the latest (1.03) BIOS.

    Solaris 10 1/06 now works OK, although I need to sort out minor things.

    But I can't get it to boot with Solaris Express Build 33 or 36. I've
    tried both Build 33 and 36, but neither will work - it hangs. after this:

    SunOS Release 5.11 version snv_36
    32-bit
    Copyright 1983-2006 Sun Microsystems Inc, All rights reserved.
    Use is subject to license terms.
    WARNING: Failed to program IO space [0/1/1] BAR@0x10 length 0x20
    Configuring devices.
    Warning kstat_create('pci_intrs', 1, config): namespace collision
    Warning kstat_create('pci_intrs', 2, config): namespace collision
    X

    X= character appears to rotate, but really made up of |, /, - and \.

    I've tried disabling everything in the BIOS that was not absolutely
    necessary, but still no joy.

    I'd like to look at the Solaris Express, but seems I am stuck on this.

    I believe the next general release is out next month. I guess there is a
    fair chance than will not boot on this PC.

    --
    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.

  2. Re: Solaris 10 1/06 OK, but Solaris Express Build 33 and 36 fail

    Hi Dave,

    Have you already tried the 1.01 BIOS?
    Maybe this helps?
    Greetz,
    Ivan

    "Dave (from the UK)"
    wrote in message news:44748e6c@212.67.96.135...
    >I don't know if this useful to anyone at Sun, or if anyone can how I might
    >proceed.
    >
    > I have installed Solaris 10 1/06 on a homebuilt PC. This has a Tyan S2895
    > (aka Thunder K8WE) Dual-Opteron motherboard (mine has the SCSI controller.
    > model S2895UA2NRF) with a single Opteron 248 (I'll add another CPU later).
    >
    > http://www.tyan.com/products/html/thunderk8we.html
    >
    > I've installed the latest (1.03) BIOS.
    >
    > Solaris 10 1/06 now works OK, although I need to sort out minor things.
    >
    > But I can't get it to boot with Solaris Express Build 33 or 36. I've tried
    > both Build 33 and 36, but neither will work - it hangs. after this:
    >
    > SunOS Release 5.11 version snv_36
    > 32-bit
    > Copyright 1983-2006 Sun Microsystems Inc, All rights reserved.
    > Use is subject to license terms.
    > WARNING: Failed to program IO space [0/1/1] BAR@0x10 length 0x20
    > Configuring devices.
    > Warning kstat_create('pci_intrs', 1, config): namespace collision
    > Warning kstat_create('pci_intrs', 2, config): namespace collision
    > X
    >
    > X= character appears to rotate, but really made up of |, /, - and \.
    >
    > I've tried disabling everything in the BIOS that was not absolutely
    > necessary, but still no joy.
    >
    > I'd like to look at the Solaris Express, but seems I am stuck on this.
    >
    > I believe the next general release is out next month. I guess there is a
    > fair chance than will not boot on this PC.
    >
    > --
    > 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.




  3. Re: Solaris 10 1/06 OK, but Solaris Express Build 33 and 36 fail

    In alt.solaris.x86 "Dave (from the UK)" wrote:
    > I don't know if this useful to anyone at Sun, or if anyone can how I
    > might proceed.
    >
    > I have installed Solaris 10 1/06 on a homebuilt PC. This has a Tyan
    > S2895 (aka Thunder K8WE) Dual-Opteron motherboard (mine has the SCSI
    > controller. model S2895UA2NRF) with a single Opteron 248 (I'll add
    > another CPU later).
    >
    > http://www.tyan.com/products/html/thunderk8we.html
    >
    > I've installed the latest (1.03) BIOS.
    >
    > Solaris 10 1/06 now works OK, although I need to sort out minor things.
    >
    > But I can't get it to boot with Solaris Express Build 33 or 36. I've
    > tried both Build 33 and 36, but neither will work - it hangs. after this:


    Well, I installed snv_37 a few weeks ago with no problem. I don't have
    SCSI though, just SATA disks. My BIOS has also recently been upgraded to
    1.03 (Solaris didn't like BIOS 1.02 - only Solaris 10 FCS was able to
    boot, neither 01/06 nor snv_33). Below are the boot messages from my machine
    (already installed, therefor the 64-bit kernel).
    Although you don't see the warning
    WARNING: Failed to program IO space [0/1/1] BAR@0x10 length 0x20
    below - it does also print on my machine early during boot.

    WARNING: long lines haven't been wrapped.


    SunOS Release 5.11 Version snv_37 64-bit
    Copyright 1983-2006 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Use is subject to license terms.
    features: 1076fdf
    mem = 4192876K (0xffe9b000)
    root nexus = i86pc
    pseudo0 at root
    pseudo0 is /pseudo
    scsi_vhci0 at root
    scsi_vhci0 is /scsi_vhci
    isa0 at root
    tbxface-0193 [01] LoadTables : ACPI Tables successfully acquired
    Parsing all Control Methods:
    Table [DSDT](id 5) - 755 Objects with 95 Devices 277 Methods 29 Regions
    ACPI Namespace successfully loaded at root fffffffffbcd7240
    evxfevnt-0173 [02] Enable : Transition to ACPI mode successful
    evgpeblk-1101 [04] EvCreateGpeBlock : GPE 00 to 1F [_GPE] 4 regs on int 0x9
    evgpeblk-1206 [03] EvInitializeGpeBlock : Found 7 Wake, Enabled 0 Runtime GPEs in this block
    Completing Region/Field/Buffer/Package initialization:................................... ...............................................
    Initialized 29/29 Regions 2/2 Fields 29/29 Buffers 22/34 Packages (764 nodes)
    Executing all Device _STA and_INI methods:.......................................... .................................................. .........
    101 Devices found - executed 0 _STA, 0 _INI methods
    NOTICE: reprogram pci device [0/1/1] (pci10f1,2895)
    WARNING: failed to program IO space [0/1/1] BAR@0x10 length 0x20
    NOTICE: apic: local nmi: 0 1 1 1
    NOTICE: apic: local nmi: 1 1 1 1
    pcplusmp: vector 0x9 ioapic 0x2 intin 0x9 is bound to cpu 1
    NOTICE: ndi_ra_free: bad free, dip ffffffff803dc7a8, resource type io
    NOTICE: ndi_ra_free: freeing base 0x0, len 0x10000 overlaps with existing resource base 0x20, len 0x150
    NOTICE: ndi_ra_free: bad free, dip ffffffff803dc7a8, resource type memory
    NOTICE: ndi_ra_free: freeing base 0xa0000, len 0x60000 overlaps with existing resource base 0x0, len 0xb0000000
    npe0 at root: space 0 offset 0
    npe0 is /pci@0,0
    pcplusmp: pci-ide (pci-ide) instance 2 vector 0x17 ioapic 0x2 intin 0x17 is bound to cpu 1
    pcplusmp: pci-ide (pci-ide) instance 2 vector 0x17 ioapic 0x2 intin 0x17 is bound to cpu 0
    IDE device at targ 0, lun 0 lastlun 0x0
    model ST380817AS
    ATA/ATAPI-6 supported, majver 0x7e minver 0x1b
    PCI Express-device: ide@1, ata5
    ata5 is /pci@0,0/pci-ide@8/ide@1
    UltraDMA mode 6 selected
    Disk3:
    cmdk3 at ata5 target 0 lun 0
    cmdk3 is /pci@0,0/pci-ide@8/ide@1/cmdk@0,0
    pcplusmp: pci-ide (pci-ide) instance #1 vector 0x16 ioapic 0x2 intin 0x16 is bound to cpu 0
    pcplusmp: pci-ide (pci-ide) instance #1 vector 0x16 ioapic 0x2 intin 0x16 is bound to cpu 0
    IDE device at targ 0, lun 0 lastlun 0x0
    model ST380817AS
    ATA/ATAPI-6 supported, majver 0x7e minver 0x1b
    PCI Express-device: ide@1, ata3
    ata3 is /pci@0,0/pci-ide@7/ide@1
    UltraDMA mode 6 selected
    Disk0:
    cmdk0 at ata3 target 0 lun 0
    cmdk0 is /pci@0,0/pci-ide@7/ide@1/cmdk@0,0
    NOTICE: md: B_FAILFAST I/O disabled on cmdk
    SMBIOS v2.33 loaded (1236 bytes)
    pseudo-device: dld0
    dld0 is /pseudo/dld@0
    PCI Express-device: pci10de,5d@e, pcie_pci0
    pcie_pci0 is /pci@0,0/pci10de,5d@e
    pcplusmp: pci10de,f9 (nvidia) instance 0 vector 0x13 ioapic 0x2 intin 0x13 is bound to cpu 0
    PCIE-device: display@0, nvidia0
    nvidia0 is /pci@0,0/pci10de,5d@e/display@0
    pcplusmp: i8042 (i8042) instance 0 vector 0x1 ioapic 0x2 intin 0x1 is bound to cpu 1
    pcplusmp: i8042 (i8042) instance #0 vector 0xc ioapic 0x2 intin 0xc is bound to cpu 1
    8042 device: keyboard@0, kb8042 # 0
    kb80420 is /isa/i8042@1,60/keyboard@0
    8042 device: mouse@1, mouse8042 # 0
    mouse80420 is /isa/i8042@1,60/mouse@1
    pcplusmp: pciclass,0c0320 (ehci) instance 0 vector 0x15 ioapic 0x2 intin 0x15 is bound to cpu 1
    /pci@0,0/pci10f1,2895@2,1 (ehci0): Unable to take control from BIOS. Failure is ignored.
    PCI Express-device: pci10f1,2895@2,1, ehci0
    ehci0 is /pci@0,0/pci10f1,2895@2,1
    WARNING: /pci@0,0/pci10f1,2895@2,1 (ehci0): Connecting device on port 7 failed
    pcplusmp: pciclass,0c0310 (ohci) instance 0 vector 0x14 ioapic 0x2 intin 0x14 is bound to cpu 0
    PCI Express-device: pci10f1,2895@2, ohci0
    ohci0 is /pci@0,0/pci10f1,2895@2
    cpu0: x86 (AuthenticAMD family 15 model 37 step 1 clock 2612 MHz)
    cpu0: AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 252
    cpu1: x86 (AuthenticAMD family 15 model 37 step 1 clock 2612 MHz)
    cpu1: AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 252
    cpu1 initialization complete - online
    npe1 at root: space 7c offset 0
    npe1 is /pci@7c,0
    WARNING: /pci@0,0/pci10f1,2895@2,1 (ehci0): Connecting device on port 7 failed
    PCI Express-device: pci10de,5c@9, pci_pci0
    pci_pci0 is /pci@0,0/pci10de,5c@9
    pcplusmp: pciclass,0c0010 (hci1394) instance 0 vector 0x12 ioapic 0x2 intin 0x12 is bound to cpu 0
    PCI-device: pci10f1,2895@5, hci13940
    hci13940 is /pci@0,0/pci10de,5c@9/pci10f1,2895@5
    NOTICE: cpqhpc: 64-bit driver module not found
    NOTICE: bscv: 64-bit driver module not found
    PCI Express-device: pci10de,5d@e, pcie_pci1
    pcie_pci1 is /pci@7c,0/pci10de,5d@e
    USB 1.10 device (usb4a9,2204) operating at full speed (USB 1.x) on USB 1.10 root hub: device@2, usb_mid0 at bus address 2
    CanoScan FB630U
    usb_mid0 is /pci@0,0/pci10f1,2895@2/device@2
    /pci@0,0/pci10f1,2895@2/device@2 (usb_mid0) online
    USB 1.10 device (usb45e,38) operating at low speed (USB 1.x) on USB 1.10 root hub: input@5, hid0 at bus address 3
    Microsoft SideWinder Precision 2 Joystick
    hid0 is /pci@0,0/pci10f1,2895@2/input@5
    /pci@0,0/pci10f1,2895@2/input@5 (hid0) online
    /pci@0,0/pci10f1,2895@2/device@2 (usb_mid0): no driver found for interface 0 (nodename: 'interface') of CanoScan FB630U
    NOTICE: IRQ20 is being shared by drivers with different interrupt levels.
    This may result in reduced system performance.
    NOTICE: nge0/0 registered
    NOTICE: nge0: link down
    NOTICE: nge0: link 100Mbps Full-Duplex up
    NOTICE: cpqhpc: 64-bit driver module not found
    NOTICE: bscv: 64-bit driver module not found
    dump on /dev/md/dsk/d2 size 2047 MB
    pseudo-device: zfs0
    zfs0 is /pseudo/zfs@0
    UltraDMA mode 6 selected
    pseudo-device: pm0
    pm0 is /pseudo/pm@0
    pseudo-device: power0
    power0 is /pseudo/power@0
    pseudo-device: devinfo0
    devinfo0 is /pseudo/devinfo@0
    pseudo-device: dtrace0
    dtrace0 is /pseudo/dtrace@0
    pcplusmp: asy (asy) instance 0 vector 0x4 ioapic 0x2 intin 0x4 is bound to cpu 1
    ISA-device: asy0
    asy0 is /isa/asy@1,3f8
    pci0 at root: space 6 offset 0
    pci0 is /pci@6,0
    iscsi0 at root
    iscsi0 is /iscsi
    xsvc0 at root
    xsvc0 is /xsvc
    NOTICE: audio8100: audio8100: xid=0x0605, vid1=0x4144, vid2=0x5374
    NOTICE: IRQ21 is being shared by drivers with different interrupt levels.
    This may result in reduced system performance.
    PCI Express-device: pci10f1,2895@4, audio8100
    audio8100 is /pci@0,0/pci10f1,2895@4
    UltraDMA mode 6 selected
    pseudo-device: vol0
    vol0 is /pseudo/vol@0
    pcplusmp: ide (ata) instance 0 vector 0xe ioapic 0x2 intin 0xe is bound to cpu 1
    pcplusmp: ide (ata) instance 0 vector 0xe ioapic 0x2 intin 0xe is bound to cpu 0
    ATAPI device at targ 0, lun 0 lastlun 0x0
    model BENQ DVD DD DW1640
    ata_set_feature: (0x66,0x0) failed
    ATAPI device at targ 1, lun 0 lastlun 0x0
    model Pioneer DVD-ROM ATAPIModel DVD-106S 012
    ATA/ATAPI-5 supported, majver 0x3e minver 0x0
    ata_set_feature: (0x66,0x0) failed
    PCI Express-device: ide@0, ata0
    ata0 is /pci@0,0/pci-ide@6/ide@0
    UltraDMA mode 2 selected
    UltraDMA mode 4 selected
    UltraDMA mode 2 selected
    UltraDMA mode 4 selected
    UltraDMA mode 2 selected
    UltraDMA mode 4 selected
    sd5 at ata0: target 0 lun 0
    sd5 is /pci@0,0/pci-ide@6/ide@0/sd@0,0
    device pci10de,f9@0(display#0) keeps up device sd@0,0(sd#5), but the latter is not power managed
    sd6 at ata0: target 1 lun 0
    sd6 is /pci@0,0/pci-ide@6/ide@0/sd@1,0
    device pci10de,f9@0(display#0) keeps up device sd@1,0(sd#6), but the latter is not power managed
    IDE device at targ 0, lun 0 lastlun 0x0
    model ST3300831AS
    ATA/ATAPI-7 supported, majver 0xfe minver 0x0
    PCI Express-device: ide@0, ata2
    ata2 is /pci@0,0/pci-ide@7/ide@0
    UltraDMA mode 6 selected
    Disk1:
    cmdk1 at ata2 target 0 lun 0
    cmdk1 is /pci@0,0/pci-ide@7/ide@0/cmdk@0,0
    IDE device at targ 0, lun 0 lastlun 0x0
    model ST3300831AS
    ATA/ATAPI-7 supported, majver 0xfe minver 0x0
    PCI Express-device: ide@0, ata4
    ata4 is /pci@0,0/pci-ide@8/ide@0
    UltraDMA mode 6 selected
    Disk2:
    cmdk2 at ata4 target 0 lun 0
    cmdk2 is /pci@0,0/pci-ide@8/ide@0/cmdk@0,0
    pcplusmp: fdc (fdc) instance 0 vector 0x6 ioapic 0x2 intin 0x6 is bound to cpu 0
    ISA-device: fdc0
    fd0 at fdc0
    fd0 is /isa/fdc@1,3f0/fd@0,0

    --
    Daniel

  4. Re: Solaris 10 1/06 OK, but Solaris Express Build 33 and 36 fail

    Ivan Van den Bossche wrote:
    > Hi Dave,
    >
    > Have you already tried the 1.01 BIOS?
    > Maybe this helps?
    > Greetz,
    > Ivan


    Yes, the board had 1.01 when I got it. It would not boot. I now have
    1.03, but have tried 1.02 too.

    --
    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: Solaris 10 1/06 OK, but Solaris Express Build 33 and 36 fail

    Daniel Rock wrote:

    > Well, I installed snv_37 a few weeks ago with no problem.


    Is that available as a downloaded DVD? I think snv_37 is only on
    OpenSolaris, so you need Solaris Express installed to build it. But I am
    not following the OpenSolaris, so perhaps I am mistaken. If a DVD can be
    downloaded, let me know from where.

    My SPARC all run the General Release, but I thought I'd investiage some
    of the later versions on the x86 box.

    > I don't have
    > SCSI though, just SATA disks.


    I initally had one SATA 300 GB disk. I later added a 73 GB SCSI, but the
    problem was evident before then.

    > My BIOS has also recently been upgraded to
    > 1.03 (Solaris didn't like BIOS 1.02 - only Solaris 10 FCS was able to
    > boot, neither 01/06 nor snv_33). Below are the boot messages from my machine
    > (already installed, therefor the 64-bit kernel).


    Did you install this from a DVD, or a network install? Did you isntall
    via a serial port - I think that motherboard will support that.

    I just had a monitor plugged onto the video card and attemted to boot
    from a DVD.

    Its difficult to see how I can progress on this. I had one of these
    motherboards, but the USB developed a problem, so would only power USB
    devices intermittantly. So the board was repleaced (after threat of
    legal action as they were taking ages to sort it out). But I'm no nearer
    getting Solaris Express to install. Having now failed on two of these
    motherboards, it make me wonder if Solaris 11 (whenever it available for
    general release) will ever run.

    On paper at least this is a nice motherboard - supporing dual Opterons,
    16 GB RAM, dual Ultra 320 SCSI, dual GigaBit ethernet etc. But I can't
    see to get it to boot.

    I have another CD-ROM drive (rathe than DVD). That one is SCSI. I could
    try that, but I don't expect it would make much difference. Not sure
    what else I can do.

    --
    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.

  6. Re: Solaris 10 1/06 OK, but Solaris Express Build 33 and 36 fail

    In alt.solaris.x86 "Dave (from the UK)" wrote:
    > Daniel Rock wrote:
    >
    >> Well, I installed snv_37 a few weeks ago with no problem.

    >
    > Is that available as a downloaded DVD? I think snv_37 is only on
    > OpenSolaris, so you need Solaris Express installed to build it. But I am
    > not following the OpenSolaris, so perhaps I am mistaken. If a DVD can be
    > downloaded, let me know from where.


    No, snv_37 was also released as SXCR. You can still download it via this
    link:

    http://javashoplm.sun.com/ECom/docs/...nsactionId=try

    but the current release is snv_39:
    http://javashoplm.sun.com/ECom/docs/...nsactionId=try


    > Did you install this from a DVD, or a network install? Did you isntall
    > via a serial port - I think that motherboard will support that.


    I did the install via network from an install server, but an interactive
    install via the graphical installer.


    > Its difficult to see how I can progress on this. I had one of these
    > motherboards, but the USB developed a problem, so would only power USB
    > devices intermittantly. So the board was repleaced (after threat of
    > legal action as they were taking ages to sort it out). But I'm no nearer
    > getting Solaris Express to install. Having now failed on two of these
    > motherboards, it make me wonder if Solaris 11 (whenever it available for
    > general release) will ever run.


    I didn't have any real problem with this board yet - besides the problem
    with BIOS release 1.02 (don't remember if 1.01 also had problems).

    --
    Daniel

  7. Re: Solaris 10 1/06 OK, but Solaris Express Build 33 and 36 fail

    Daniel Rock wrote:
    > In alt.solaris.x86 "Dave (from the UK)" wrote:
    >
    >>Daniel Rock wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Well, I installed snv_37 a few weeks ago with no problem.

    >>
    >>Is that available as a downloaded DVD? I think snv_37 is only on
    >>OpenSolaris, so you need Solaris Express installed to build it. But I am
    >>not following the OpenSolaris, so perhaps I am mistaken. If a DVD can be
    >>downloaded, let me know from where.

    >
    >
    > No, snv_37 was also released as SXCR. You can still download it via this
    > link:
    >
    > http://javashoplm.sun.com/ECom/docs/...nsactionId=try
    >
    > but the current release is snv_39:
    > http://javashoplm.sun.com/ECom/docs/...nsactionId=try


    I'm a bit lost here. There seems to be at least 4 versions of Solaris
    then - I thought there were 3.

    1) General Availability.
    Currently Solaris 10, release 01/06.

    2) Solaris Express
    http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/...xpress/get.jsp
    Currently 5/06, but called snv_36

    3) Solaris Express Community edition
    http://javashoplm.sun.com/ECom/docs/...nsactionId=try
    Currently Build 39

    4) Open Solaris
    No idea about that one.

    Does it follow that build n of Solaris Express as build n of the
    community edition?

    > I did the install via network from an install server, but an interactive
    > install via the graphical installer.


    I might be tempted to try that. I've never booted this PC from a
    network, but worth a try. There must be some differences in the boot
    process between a DVD and a network. It could be one of those points
    that is causing me the problem.

    > I didn't have any real problem with this board yet - besides the problem
    > with BIOS release 1.02 (don't remember if 1.01 also had problems).


    I've had two now, and neither will boot build 33 or 36 of Solaris
    Express (not commumity edition) from DVD.

    BTW, I emailed Tyan about the USB issue some time back. They have this
    complex system of support, which is clearly designed to ensure people
    RTFM before bothing them.

    But there was this bit in an FAQ they sent. Note this is specific to the
    S2895 motherboard - in case someone else reading this gets the wrong
    idea. The implication is Sun will support this motherboard for Solaris.


    -- FAQ from Tyan on S2895 motherboard --

    Q What OS's are currently supported by the nVidia nForce Chipset?

    A. Here is a listing of the OS's that will/won't and will be supported
    for these motherboard:

    In Process:
    Working on Solaris (This support will be from SUN not from nVidia)

    Yes:
    Windows XP Pro 32-bit
    Windows XP 64-bit
    Windows Server 2003 32-bit
    Windows Server 2003 64-bit
    Workstation and Advanced Server RHEL3 Update 4 (No update 1, 2 or 3)
    Workstation and Advanced Server RHEL4, RHEL4 UP1
    SuSE 9.1, 9.2 and 9.3 (64-bt)
    SuSE 10

    No:
    No RedHat 32-bit Distributions
    No SuSE 32-bit Distributions
    No Debian, Gentuu, Fedora Core or Turbo Linux
    No FreeBSD


    --
    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.

  8. Re: Solaris 10 1/06 OK, but Solaris Express Build 33 and 36 fail

    "Dave (from the UK)" wrote:
    > Daniel Rock wrote:
    >
    > I'm a bit lost here. There seems to be at least 4 versions of Solaris
    > then - I thought there were 3.
    >
    > 1) General Availability.
    > Currently Solaris 10, release 01/06.
    >
    > 2) Solaris Express
    > http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/...xpress/get.jsp
    > Currently 5/06, but called snv_36


    Some SXCR go throughout a more rigorous testing at Sun and get then released
    as "official" Solaris Express releases.


    > 3) Solaris Express Community edition
    > http://javashoplm.sun.com/ECom/docs/...nsactionId=try
    > Currently Build 39


    These get released more often.


    > 4) Open Solaris
    > No idea about that one.


    OpenSolaris is just the source code. You can build your own distribution
    with it.


    >> I did the install via network from an install server, but an interactive
    >> install via the graphical installer.

    >
    > I might be tempted to try that. I've never booted this PC from a
    > network, but worth a try. There must be some differences in the boot
    > process between a DVD and a network. It could be one of those points
    > that is causing me the problem.


    DVD or network boot shouldn't make any difference. The miniroot image
    is loaded from either the DVD disk or via TFTP. For this task Solaris isn't
    yet involved - the file get loaded via GrUB. Then GrUB passes control to
    Solaris from the decompressed miniroot image. So for the Solaris point of
    view network boot or DVD boot shouldn't make a difference.


    >> I didn't have any real problem with this board yet - besides the problem
    >> with BIOS release 1.02 (don't remember if 1.01 also had problems).

    >
    > I've had two now, and neither will boot build 33 or 36 of Solaris
    > Express (not commumity edition) from DVD.


    I haven't tried snv_33 with the current BIOS release. So I cannot comment if
    it just had problems with BIOS release 1.02 or even with the current one.


    > No FreeBSD


    Well, FreeBSD also runs without problems.

    --
    Daniel

  9. Re: Solaris 10 1/06 OK, but Solaris Express Build 33 and 36 fail

    "Dave (from the UK)" writes:

    >Is that available as a downloaded DVD? I think snv_37 is only on
    >OpenSolaris, so you need Solaris Express installed to build it. But I am
    >not following the OpenSolaris, so perhaps I am mistaken. If a DVD can be
    >downloaded, let me know from where.


    You are mistaken; we release a "Solaris Express Community Edition"
    every other week; that's every build of Solaris Nevada and not just
    "best of the month".

    Casper
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    Statements on Sun products included here are not gospel and may
    be fiction rather than truth.

  10. Re: Solaris 10 1/06 OK, but Solaris Express Build 33 and 36 fail

    Dave (from the UK) wrote:
    > I'm a bit lost here. There seems to be at least 4 versions of Solaris
    > then - I thought there were 3.
    >
    > 1) General Availability.
    > Currently Solaris 10, release 01/06.
    >
    > 2) Solaris Express
    > http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/...xpress/get.jsp
    > Currently 5/06, but called snv_36
    >
    > 3) Solaris Express Community edition
    > http://javashoplm.sun.com/ECom/docs/...nsactionId=try
    >
    > Currently Build 39
    >
    > 4) Open Solaris
    > No idea about that one.
    >


    Options 2 and 3 above use OpenSolaris code, but realize that OpenSolaris
    is a project, not it's own distribution; there is no single
    "OpenSolairs distro" as some have called it (that's just bad terminology).

  11. Re: Solaris 10 1/06 OK, but Solaris Express Build 33 and 36 fail

    Casper H.S. Dik wrote:

    > You are mistaken; we release a "Solaris Express Community Edition"
    > every other week; that's every build of Solaris Nevada and not just
    > "best of the month".
    >
    > Casper


    Thanks, Darren pointed that out too.

    I *think* I know the issue now - the DVD is not being created properly.

    I've managed to write Solaris 10 update 1 DVD with Nero, but have failed
    to a create a couple of Solaris Express DVDs (build 33 or 36) with Nero,
    or cdrecord.

    But build 38 of Solaris Express seems to boot OK from CD #1 when I wrote
    a CD with cdrecord, rather than a DVD.

    I'm now going to try build 39 - at least there are some checksums with
    that, so I have some hope of detecting a problem.

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  12. Re: Solaris 10 1/06 OK, but Solaris Express Build 33 and 36 fail

    may-2006@southminster-branch-line.org.uk writes in comp.unix.solaris:
    |I'm a bit lost here. There seems to be at least 4 versions of Solaris
    |then - I thought there were 3.

    Yes - see: http://www.whacked.net/2005/06/21/confused-so-was-i/

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  13. Re: Solaris 10 1/06 OK, but Solaris Express Build 33 and 36 fail

    Alan Coopersmith wrote:
    > may-2006@southminster-branch-line.org.uk writes in comp.unix.solaris:
    > |I'm a bit lost here. There seems to be at least 4 versions of Solaris
    > |then - I thought there were 3.
    >
    > Yes - see: http://www.whacked.net/2005/06/21/confused-so-was-i/
    >

    Thanks, that is useful.

    I believe I may have solved the problem with builds 33 and 36 failing
    half-way through the boot process. The DVD was not written correctly.
    I've just downloaded build 39, verified the checksums (at last, some
    checksums!!) and wrote the DVD with Nero. Build 39 boots and goes a
    reasonable way - I chose to abort myself, since I did not want to do an
    install just yet.

    cdrecord seems to have an issue with my DVD writer. Joerg Schilling has
    looked at that and will make some changes to cdrecord, so hopefully that
    will be fixed in a day or so.

    --
    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.

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