I've been trying to get solaris 8 to install, but I've been running into problems.
After creating/formatting a disk in single-user mode, I reboot and start the install. It copies the installer to /dev/c0t0d0s1 and reboots. On startup, it gets to "Running in command line mode" then seems to endlessly do nothing.
Is how long should I wait before I can safely assume it isn't going to continue/succeed?
For reference, I'm running qemu with:
./qemu-system-sparc -cdrom solaris8_install.iso -nographic -prom-env 'auto-boot?=false' -m 256 -L . -bios openbios-sparc32_artyom.bin -hda /scratch/qemu-images/solaris2.8.qcow2
... and booting with:
Usually I use the -v, but I forgot it for the current attempt. Unfortunately, I can't copy logs over from the airgapped network, but if needs be I can manually type up relevant portions.
I'm unsure whether it would help, but when I attempt to install with the SS-5 bios image I get the following:
(...) SunOS Release 5.8 Versio nGeneric_108528-29 32-bit Copyright 1983-2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cannot assemble drivers for root /iommu@0,10000000/sbus@0,10001000/espdma@5,84000000/esp@5,88000000/sd@0,0:b Cannot mount root on /iommu@0,10000000/sbus@0,10001000/espdma@5,84000000/esp@5,88000000/sd@0,0:b fstype ufs
panic[cpu0]/thread=f0244020: vfs_mountroot: cannot mount root
... which is followed by 4 lines of stuff that looks somewhat like a stack dump.
So, I suppose what I'm looking for is: how patient should I be before I decide that the installation with openbios won't succeed?