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Old 06-28-2014, 10:19 AM   #1
shyamkundaram
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how to install linux rhel 6 in sun v890 server


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I am trying to install linux rhel 6 in sun v890 server from both DVD and USB.But im getting below error for both methods.Whether we can install linux versions in v890 server,if so which versions of linux(fedora,rhel,centos etc) i have to use? Please guide me in this regard

error:

{2} ok boot /dev/rdsk/c4t0d0s2 Resetting ...

Software Reset

Enabling system bus....... Done Initializing CPUs......... Done Initializing boot memory.. Done Initializing OpenBoot Probing system devices ChassisSerialNumber 0636AM0315 Probing I/O buses screen not found. keyboard not found. Keyboard not present. Using ttya for input and output. Probing system devices ChassisSerialNumber 0636AM0315 Probing I/O buses

Sun Fire V890, No Keyboard Copyright 2005 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved. OpenBoot 4.18.11, 8192 MB memory installed, Serial #72023816. Ethernet address 0:14:4f:4a:ff:8, Host ID: 844aff08.

Rebooting with command: boot /dev/rdsk/c4t0d0s2 Boot device: /dev/rdsk/c4t0d0s2 File and args: Evaluating:

Can't locate boot device

{2} ok boot

and

{2} ok boot /pci@9,700000/usb@1,3/storage@1/disk@0,0 Resetting ...

Software Reset

Enabling system bus....... Done Initializing CPUs......... Done Initializing boot memory.. Done Initializing OpenBoot Probing system devices ChassisSerialNumber 0636AM0315 Probing I/O buses screen not found. keyboard not found. Keyboard not present. Using ttya for input and output. Probing system devices ChassisSerialNumber 0636AM0315 Probing I/O buses

Sun Fire V890, No Keyboard Copyright 2005 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved. OpenBoot 4.18.11, 8192 MB memory installed, Serial #72023816. Ethernet address 0:14:4f:4a:ff:8, Host ID: 844aff08.

Rebooting with command: boot /pci@9,700000/usb@1,3/storage@1/disk@0,0 Boot device: /pci@9,700000/usb@1,3/storage@1/disk@0,0 File and args: Evaluating:

Can't locate boot device
 
Old 06-28-2014, 10:39 AM   #2
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Can't be done with any current RedHat derivative. RedHat dropped support for SPARC in 2000 for RHEL but there are some old Fedora packages available.

Current support? Debian and openSuSE. There may be others, but Debian might be your best bet.
 
Old 07-02-2014, 01:10 AM   #3
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Dear team,

I have tried to install debian 7.5.0 wheezy in sun v890 server,but iam getting following error.

No disk drive was detected. If you know the name of the driver needed
by your disk drive, you can select it from the list.

Driver needed for your disk drive:
and a list of drivers were displayed on screen.So kindly help me out on this regard.
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:17 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shyamkundaram View Post
Dear team,

I have tried to install debian 7.5.0 wheezy in sun v890 server,but iam getting following error.

No disk drive was detected. If you know the name of the driver needed
by your disk drive, you can select it from the list.

Driver needed for your disk drive:
and a list of drivers were displayed on screen.So kindly help me out on this regard.
Hi Shyam,

Did you tried some hit and trials on this screen ? It might take you forward.
 
Old 07-02-2014, 09:45 AM   #5
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Have you checked out the V890 specifications? See here.

The server has between 2 and 8 UltraSparc IV processors. I assume you're trying to boot the Sparc version? The boot command is not just
Code:
OK boot
which will pick the hard disk, see the two paths you specify above. Check out
Code:
OK devalias
to see what devices have been set up in the Open boot NVRAM.
The command should be (I think!)
Code:
OK boot cdrom
cdrom should show in the devalias list.

If you've got past this part you really need to post the messages you got back otherwise helping you becomes pretty much impossible

Play Bonny!


Last edited by Soadyheid; 07-02-2014 at 09:49 AM.
 
Old 07-03-2014, 07:22 AM   #6
shyamkundaram
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Dear team,

Thank you for your reply.

I could able to install debian wheezy on sun v890 server with help of firmware files(downloaded from http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/un...i-arch/iso-cd/ uploaded by USB stick).

But after completing installation ,while booting from disk im getting below error.

[ 0.000000] Console: colour dummy device 80x25
[ 0.000000] console [tty0] enabled, bootconsole disabled

and everyhing stops there,nothing comes next.I need to hard reset the server for rebooting.

I have tried giving video=atyfbff on boot: prompt which is found some forums.but it is not working.

please see the output below

Rebooting with command: boot disk
Boot device: /pci@8,600000/SUNW,qlc@2/fp@0,0/disk@0,0 File and args:
SILO Version 1.4.14
boot: video=atyfbff
Your imagename `video=atyfbff' and arguments `' have either wrong syntax,
or describe a label which is not present in silo.conf
Type `help' at the boot: prompt if you need it and then try again.
boot: install video=atyfbff
Your imagename `install' and arguments `video=atyfbff' have either wrong syntax,
or describe a label which is not present in silo.conf
Type `help' at the boot: prompt if you need it and then try again.
boot: help
You have to type image name as [prom_path;]partno/path, where partno is a
number from 1 to 8. If partno is not specified, either default from silo.conf
(partition=X) or 1 will be used. Instead of /path you can type [mm-nn] to
specify a range of phys. blocks (512B)
If you use silo.conf and have some image= sections there, you can type
its label or alias name instead of the above described image names.
Pressing just enter will load default image with default arguments. Special
image names `halt' and `help' can be used to fall back to PROM or display
help. All three types of image names can be followed by additional arguments.
Examples:
/iommu/sbus/espdma/esp/sd@3,0;4/boot/vmlinux.gz root=/dev/sda4
1/boot/old.b
/sbus/espdma/esp/sd@0,0;3[1-16] root=/dev/sda4
linux root=/dev/sda4
live
boot: edit silo.conf
Your imagename `edit' and arguments `silo.conf' have either wrong syntax,
or describe a label which is not present in silo.conf
Type `help' at the boot: prompt if you need it and then try again.
boot: printenv
Your imagename `printenv' and arguments `' have either wrong syntax,
or describe a label which is not present in silo.conf
Type `help' at the boot: prompt if you need it and then try again.
boot:
Allocated 64 Megs of memory at 0x40000000 for kernel
Uncompressing image...
Loaded kernel version 3.2.57
Loading initial ramdisk (10997898 bytes at 0xA1FF000000 phys, 0x40C00000 virt)...
|
[ 0.000000] PROMLIB: Sun IEEE Boot Prom 'OBP 4.22.24 2006/12/08 10:07'
[ 0.000000] PROMLIB: Root node compatible:
[ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuset
[ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpu
[ 0.000000] Linux version 3.2.0-4-sparc64-smp (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Debian 4.6.3-14) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.2.57-3
[ 0.000000] bootconsole [earlyprom0] enabled
[ 0.000000] ARCH: SUN4U
[ 0.000000] Ethernet address: 00:14:4f:4b:07:f0
[ 0.000000] Kernel: Using 2 locked TLB entries for main kernel image.
[ 0.000000] Remapping the kernel... done.
[ 0.000000] OF stdout device is: /pci@9,700000/ebus@1/serial@1,400000:a
[ 0.000000] PROM: Built device tree with 118416 bytes of memory.
[ 0.000000] Top of RAM: 0xa1ffb14000, Total RAM: 0x1ffb02000
[ 0.000000] Memory hole size: 655360MB
[ 0.000000] Zone PFN ranges:
[ 0.000000] Normal 0x05000000 -> 0x050ffd8a
[ 0.000000] Movable zone start PFN for each node
[ 0.000000] early_node_map[3] active PFN ranges
[ 0.000000] 0: 0x05000000 -> 0x050ff7ff
[ 0.000000] 0: 0x050ff800 -> 0x050ffd73
[ 0.000000] 0: 0x050ffd7b -> 0x050ffd8a
[ 0.000000] Booting Linux...
[ 0.000000] CPU CAPS: [flush,stbar,swap,muldiv,v9,ultra3,mul32,div32]
[ 0.000000] CPU CAPS: [v8plus,popc,vis,vis2]
[ 0.000000] PERCPU: Embedded 6 pages/cpu @fffff8a004c00000 s20416 r8192 d20544 u1048576
[ 0.000000] Built 1 zonelists in Zone order, mobility grouping on. Total pages: 1039749
[ 0.000000] Kernel command line: root=/dev/sdb2 ro
[ 0.000000] PID hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 32768 bytes)
[ 0.000000] Dentry cache hash table entries: 1048576 (order: 10, 8388608 bytes)
[ 0.000000] Inode-cache hash table entries: 524288 (order: 9, 4194304 bytes)
[ 0.000000] Memory: 8288008k available (3592k kernel code, 1480k data, 232k init) [fffff80000000000,000000a1ffb14000]
[ 0.000000] Hierarchical RCU implementation.
[ 0.000000] CONFIG_RCU_FANOUT set to non-default value of 32
[ 0.000000] RCU dyntick-idle grace-period acceleration is enabled.
[ 0.000000] NR_IRQS:255
[ 0.000000] clocksource: mult[64000000] shift[24]
[ 0.000000] clockevent: mult[28f5c29] shift[32]
[ 0.000000] Console: colour dummy device 80x25
[ 0.000000] console [tty0] enabled, bootconsole disabled



Please help me out...

Thank you ..
 
  


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