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Old 09-14-2003, 05:07 PM   #1
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Solaris 9 x86 Install Problem

While trying to install Solaris 9 x86 on my AMD Athalon 1800+ system I get a weird error... when selecting what to boot from I select the CDROM with the current disc in it... and it throws me this error when I go to continue...
run-time error M6111: MATH
- floating-point error: stack overflow

The root filesystem is not mounted and the configuration assistant has exited prematurely. Booting is unlikely to succeed. CTL-ALT-DEL may be used to reset the machine.

Failover to boot interpreter - type ctrl-d to resume boot
so i hit ctrl-d and then it tries to boot farther... it asks me to select the type of isntallation, Interactive or Jumpstart... i do interactive.

then it says
Booting kernel/unix... some misc copyright info then
Cannot load drivers for (Can't load the root filesystem) Type any key to continue
and reboots itself...... anyone have any ideas? Solaris 8 installs fine, but 9 is messed up.... I think they released a bad version.
Old 09-19-2003, 11:57 AM   #2
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My only guess is a hardware conflict, maybe unsupported hardware in the latest release. How did you get the solaris 9 cdrom, did you burn yourself or an official copy?

Usually when installing on x86 platform, Solaris comes with a boot floppy to assit in booting and installing Solaris, is that what your booting to first or straight to the cdrom?
Old 10-13-2003, 06:14 AM   #3
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I have Solaris on the same CPU and had a few installations problems too.

If your problem is not in media or CD/DVD-ROM readings try to check BIOS and set these:

Plug & Play OS - no
Boot Virus Detection - disabled
Interrupt mode - PIC

There can be other HW problem, so if you have any special HW cards, try to remove them the same with motherboard integrated devices (disable them in BIOS).

You can check BIOS update too.

Last chance is to load Fail-Safe BIOS defaults and set upper written values.


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