Alexander Skwar | 1 Sep 10:37 2006

Re: Can't boot from Solaris 10 6/06 DVD on SunFire 240

Dave K <davek08054 <at> gmail.com>:

> Do you have any other bootable CDs or DVDs you could use to test with?

Yes, I do. I tried the Solaris 10 DVD 3/05 and typed "boot cdrom". Same
result.

> Consider trying a "set-defaults", as mucked-up eeprom settings can
> cause all sorts of issues  (of course if you need/want custom settings
> this may be an issue).  After the "set-defaults", "boot cdrom" should
> be all you need to, assuming this is a Sun internal DVD drive we're
> talking about.

Yes, it is a Sun internal DVD drive.

> Consider burning another DVD, preferably using another brand of blank
> discs.  

As it also doesn't work with "real" DVDs, I don't think that the
media are bad.

I now did:

s11nfs2co> setdefaults
Are you sure you want to reset the SC configuration [y/n]? y
sc> reset -y

SC Alert: SC Request to Reset Host.

SC Alert: Host System has Reset
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Alexander Skwar | 1 Sep 11:31 2006

How to mount a DVD on Solaris 9?

Hello!

I'm trying to mount a DVD (Solaris 10 Sparc 3/05 - original, 
manufactured by Sun, ie. not self burned) on a SunFire V240.
This machine has a IDE DVD reader.

How do I mount a DVD on Solaris 9?

According to my textbook, I should be able to do so by running:

# mkdir /cdrom/unnamed_cdrom
# mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s0 /cdrom/unnamed_cdrom

But when I do this, I only get an error message:

bash-2.05# mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s0 /cdrom/unnamed_cdrom
mount: No such device
mount: cannot mount /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s0

That's correct:

bash-2.05# ls -la /dev/dsk/c0t6*
/dev/dsk/c0t6*: No such file or directory

Also my textbook says, that I shouldn't even have to do this, if
Volume Management is running - and it is:

bash-2.05# ps -ef | grep -v grep | grep vold
B  B  root B 1781 B  B  1 B 0 10:54:08 ? B  B  B  B 0:00 /usr/sbin/vold

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Martin Frost | 1 Sep 12:07 2006

Re: How to mount a DVD on Solaris 9?

On Fri, 1 Sep 2006, Alexander Skwar wrote:

> I'm trying to mount a DVD (Solaris 10 Sparc 3/05 - original, 
> manufactured by Sun, ie. not self burned) on a SunFire V240.
> This machine has a IDE DVD reader.

> According to my textbook, I should be able to do so by running:
> 
> # mkdir /cdrom/unnamed_cdrom
> # mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s0 /cdrom/unnamed_cdrom

That device name is not correct for a V240. That looks correct for a
machine with a SCSI CDROM connected to the first controller (SCSI CDROMs
are ID 6 by convention on Solaris).

On a V240 here, the DVD-ROM is /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s*

> That's correct:
> 
> bash-2.05# ls -la /dev/dsk/c0t6*
> /dev/dsk/c0t6*: No such file or directory

In this case, you won't have this device, since the IDE controller doesn't
have a target 6.

> If vold is running, where does it mount media? My textbook says, at
> /cdrom/cdrom0 - but there's nothing :/

It mounts CDROMs and DVDs under /cdrom/volume_name, where volume_name is
the actual volume title read from the media. /cdrom/cdrom0 is then
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Alexander Skwar | 1 Sep 13:27 2006

How to check what hardware is available?

Hi!

As I'm having problems accessing my DVD, I'm wondering if the
DVD drive is properly connected. 

To check, I switched to the boot prompted and typed probe-ide. I got:

{1} ok probe-ide
  Device 0  ( Primary Master )
         Not Present

  Device 1  ( Primary Slave )
         Not Present

  Device 2  ( Secondary Master )
         Not Present

  Device 3  ( Secondary Slave )
         Not Present

Hm - no DVD drive.

Next, I ran probe-scsi:

{1} ok probe-scsi
Target 0
  Unit 0   Disk     SEAGATE ST336607LSUN36G 0507
Target 1
  Unit 0   Disk     SEAGATE ST336607LSUN36G 0507

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Martin Frost | 1 Sep 14:31 2006

Re: How to check what hardware is available?

On Fri, 1 Sep 2006, Alexander Skwar wrote:

> As I'm having problems accessing my DVD, I'm wondering if the
> DVD drive is properly connected. 
> 
> To check, I switched to the boot prompted and typed probe-ide. I got:
> 
> {1} ok probe-ide
>   Device 0  ( Primary Master )
>          Not Present

That's where it should be.

> Where is my DVD drive?

> Should I start to panic? :)

Not yet, but you should open the case and check the cables!

A V240 is still a current machine - do you have a support contract for it,
or is it less than a year old and hence under warranty?

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Alexander Skwar | 1 Sep 14:49 2006

Warranty check? (was: How to check what hardware is available?)

Martin Frost <martin <at> omniconsumerproducts.com>:

> On Fri, 1 Sep 2006, Alexander Skwar wrote:
> 
>> As I'm having problems accessing my DVD, I'm wondering if the
>> DVD drive is properly connected. 
>> 
>> To check, I switched to the boot prompted and typed probe-ide. I got:
>> 
>> {1} ok probe-ide
>>   Device 0  ( Primary Master )
>>          Not Present
> 
> That's where it should be.

Thought so myself :(

>> Where is my DVD drive?
> 
>> Should I start to panic? :)
> 
> Not yet, but you should open the case and check the cables!

Will do so.

> A V240 is still a current machine - do you have a support contract for it,
> or is it less than a year old and hence under warranty?

It's older than a year :( I don't know if that matters, but my company
is in Germany and we bought the hardware from Sun Germany. In Germany,
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Dave K | 1 Sep 15:19 2006
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Re: Can't boot from Solaris 10 6/06 DVD on SunFire 240

On 9/1/06, Alexander Skwar <listen <at> alexander.skwar.name> wrote:

> s11nfs2co> setdefaults

Actually I was talking about the "set-defaults" OpenBoot command (at
the "ok" prompt).

But since I see in another message that your drive isn't showing up in
a "probe-ide", that won't help.  I should have thought of "probe-ide",
since I always try that myself.

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Unix Systems & Network Administrator
Mount Laurel NJ
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fereshteh jadidi | 11 Sep 09:48 2006
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SUN Cluster

Hi dears 
Is SUN Cluster for Solaris 8 free ?
                   ~~~~~~~~~

(I know that it is free for Solaris 10)

Thanks 

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Richard Skelton | 20 Sep 13:16 2006

Problem install SunTrunking 1.3

Hi,
I am trying to install SunTruning 1.3 on a V490 running Solaris 9
# uname -a
SunOS brstb1 5.9 Generic_118558-28 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-V490
# cat /etc/release
                        Solaris 9 9/05 s9s_u8wos_05 SPARC
           Copyright 2005 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.
                        Use is subject to license terms.
                            Assembled 04 August 2005
Patches from:-
Solaris 9 Recommended Patch Cluster
DATE: Jul/06/06

The package installed fine :-
root: ./install

Sun Trunking 1.3 Utility Installation.

Copyright 2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.

*** Checking for existing Sun Trunking 1.3 Utility packages...

*** Checking for supporting Ethernet drivers and patches...

This script is about to take the following actions:
- Install Sun Trunking 1.3 Utility packages.
- Install Gigabit Ethernet: 113361-06 required patch(es).

Press return to continue, or 'Q' followed by a return to quit:
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listmail | 20 Sep 17:46 2006
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rsync for one time Oracle data migration to new array

I need a little feedback on a proposal I've made to management which 
involves migrating an Oracle E-business suite installation from an older 
EMC FC4700 to a CX500 storage array.  One option proposed by EMC was to 
use LVM mirroring and detach later while the system was down.  This does 
sound good because it allows to bring the system up while resyncing.  We 
don't use Vertitas Volume manager for unlisted reasons and while I do 
use SDS for the root OS mirrors and have a had good success with it, I 
do not like altering my source data or access methods in any manner that 
could jeopardize it's integrity.  I have cloned these installations many 
times both locally an across the wire using rsync and haven't had 
anything crop up which would lead me to believe my data was not 1 to 1.  
What I have proposed was that I'd do an initial sync of the files during 
the day to get the majority of the work done before a migration weekend 
and then while the system was down that weekend I would have rsync copy 
or delete what it needs on the target to get things 1:1 with the 
source.  Since the Oracle database files are every changing and large 
I've chosen to skip these files until we are down and executing the 
migration.  One of the questions I was asked by management was if rsync 
had any directory depth limitations.  My initial response is that I 
think rsync would complain if it ran into something like and I also 
believe that rsync would use up the system memory before it ran into a 
depth limitation.  I'm pretty certain that their isn't any particular 
file type (ie links etc) that rsync does not handle correctly.  I think 
with both approaches most of the concerns lie within mapping the luns 
correctly, copying the data to the right luns which are assigned the 
right servers and making sure all relevant mount points for each server 
are considered.

Do you guys have any feedback on this?  Its fuel to fire or perhaps 
things I should consider.
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