Originally Posted by bclear4
I have an Ultra 60 and a Ultra 10 both running Solaris 10 with openboot 3.11 . I would like to patch both to openboot 3.27 or higher. I have downloaded the latest prom updates from sunsolve. After coping the files to the root directory,shutting down the systems, moving the jumper and restarting. I type boot disk /flash-update-Ultra60-latest I get the following errors: can't read or open /flash-update-Ultra60-latest Fast Data access mmu on both machines(of course on the ultra10 I type boot disk /flash-update-Ultra510-latest.
p.s. I have no issue booting into Solaris 10 just running the flash.
This is late for the original author, but someone else might have the same problems
so here comes an explanation. The boot code of Solaris 10 can not start the old
standalone flasher like explained in the readme files of the flash patches for
the old HW, like my Ultra 5.
A solution is to take a small IDE disk (4-8 GB) and
install into it one of the older Solaris packages. I used Solaris 2.6.
Based on the dates of the patches I assume at least up to Solaris 8 the
standalone flasher should work. Maybe with Solaris 9 also. Solaris 7 definitely,
and that appears to be availabe in torrents. With the Solaris 2.6 disk the
flasher works exactly as advertised in the readme file.
By the way, old openboot PROM codes (like 3.16) can not boot from DVD drives in
Ultra 5 but newer, like 3.31, can.