[OpenBIOS] Sparc64 OpenBIOS
Nick.Couchman at seakr.com
Fri Nov 13 15:40:37 CET 2009
So, forgive the ignorant question, but does this look to be an OpenBIOS issue or a Qemu issue?
>>> On 2009/11/12 at 18:39, Tarl Neustaedter <Tarl.Neustaedter at Sun.COM> wrote:
> Nick Couchman wrote:
>> 0 > boot cdrom
>> [sparc64] Booting file 'cdrom' with parameters ''
>> Not a bootable ELF image
>> Not a Linux kernel image
>> Not a bootable a.out image
>> Loading FCode image...
>> Loaded 7420 bytes
>> entry point is 0x4000
>> Evaluating FCode...
>> seek failed
>> Can't mount root
>> byte-load: exception caught!
>> 0 >
>> This is a Solaris 10 SPARC disc - it looks like it finds the boot code it
> needs fine, but can't load it for some reason. Any hints or any thing else I
> can do to help debug the situation would be great.
> What the Solaris 10 boot-blocks do (which is different in
> OpenSolaris/Nevada, and somewhat varies between updates of Solaris 10) is:
> - create /packages/ufs-file-system (or hsfs-file-system)
> - call do-boot, which it has just defined.
> At the point above, where it has failed and you are at the ok prompt,
> you should be able to see do-boot, which includes something like:
> : do-boot
> 4000 loadbase!
> loadbase " hsfsboot" get-file if
> ." Boot load failed" cr xit
> It's pretty clear you are dying in get-file, which is also external at
> this point, and you can debug it.
> The "seek failed" message comes from an attempt to read a block that
> isn't within the partition boundaries. Either there is something wrong
> with the HBA driver for the cdrom, or something is going wrong chasing
> down hsfs data pointers.
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