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Sun 6500 Server boot problem

Discussion in 'Sun Hardware' started by Mark, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. Mark

    Mark Guest

    Hi guys. I saw someone else has a Sun Enterprise 6500 machine, and so do I
    as well. My problem though is that I get this weird cryptic error message
    when I try and boot from the CDROM via the command: "boot cdrom -s" for
    single user mode:

    Multiple version of I/O Type 4 proms detected.
    Use 'update-proms' to update the older boards
    Rebooting with command: boot cdrom -s
    Boot device: /sbus@3,0/SUNW,fas@3,8800000/sd@6,0:f
    File and args: -s
    SunOS Release 5.6 Version Generic_105181-05 [UNIX(R)
    System V Release 4.0]
    Copyright (c) 1983-1997, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    panic[cpu0]/thread=0x10404040: recursive rw_enter,
    lp=10417348 wwwh=10404044 wai
    ters=0 thread=10404040
    Software Power ON


    See the above "panic[cpu0]" thingie. Basically, what happens is that when I
    try and boot from the CDROM, it just simply won't boot of off even the
    CDROM. It goes through a whole bunch of tests, then it just won't boot; it
    stays in OpenBoot. The above panic message leads me to believe that there's
    a bad CPU, but I've also read on the Web that that could mean anything from
    a bad file system, to a bad memory stick. Since I'm merely trying to boot
    off of the CDROM and it won't, it makes me think that I have a bad CPU,
    specifically, the board number zero with CPU number zero is bad. It'd be
    somewhat more of a mystery if in fact that the machine would in fact boot
    off of the CDROM, but since it won't even do that at all, can I conclude
    that one of the CPUs (or the board itself) is bad? I also have a Sun
    Enterprise 6000, and I can indeed boot off of the CDROM (disk with Solaris
    install on it), which is another reason why I believe I have a major
    hardware problem.

    Thank you in advance.

    Mark, Aug 4, 2003
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  2. Mark

    CJT Guest

    Is there a particular reason you're running with multiple versions of
    the PROM?
    CJT, Aug 4, 2003
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  3. Mark

    Mark Guest

    Hey Elias. Thank you so much for the information. I'll definitely check
    into everything you said. Thanks again!

    Mark, Aug 6, 2003
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