Help with sparc 5

From: Dwight K. Elvey <>
Date: Thu Jul 11 12:24:00 2002

Hi Dan
 I get a 'boot device not ready' message. I'll have to look to
see exactly what the device is but I do remember it does include
the sd_at_3,0. I guess it is just a bad drive. I'm the only one
to look into it so I don't think it is an issue of the wrong
slot. I'll have to see if there is any F-code diagnostics for
the disk. Some times there is something there that can help
check. It means spending a couple of hours hacking through
the open boot code.
 The disk spins up and makes the bleep-bleep sounds that they
normally do.

>From: "Dan Wright" <>
>It should be something like /iommu/sbus/espdma/sd_at_3,0:a [1] (that's from memory
>so there are some other numbers missing, but it should be close...they aren't
>important numbers anyway as there's only 1 iommu, sbus, and espdma in the
>system :)
>what's the exact error you're getting as it's trying to boot?
>[1] sd_at_3,0 is the bottom SCA drive slot. sd_at_1,0 is the top (I believe). if
>the boot disk is in the top slot try moving it to the bottom.
>Dwight K. Elvey said:
>> Hi
>> I'm not sure if this is old enough. I have a
>> sparc 5 that has stopped booting. I'm not sure
>> if it is the nvram that has failed or the disk.
>> Does anyone know the full name of the normal
>> internal disk drive? I'd like to compare it
>> with the one it says it is trying to boot from.
>> Dwight
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