[OpenBIOS] Sparc64 OpenBIOS

Nick Couchman Nick.Couchman at seakr.com
Wed Nov 18 15:50:47 CET 2009

>>> On 2009/11/17 at 11:17, Stefan Reinauer <stepan at coresystems.de>
> Nick Couchman wrote:
>> So, on the Nevada b127 boot attempt (and on Solaris 10 - output is 
> identical), here's the output from "see do-boot" (note that "boot -H
> doesn't seem to make this word available - I have to do a real boot
before it 
> loads it and I can see what it's attempting to do):
> Did you try boot cdrom -H instead?

Ah, this seems to work better - didn't realize that the order of
arguments mattered.  Thanks!

>> FCode UFS Reader 1.12 00/07/17 15:48:16. 
>> Loading: /platform//ufsboot
>> Loading: /platform/sun4u/ufsboot
>> Boot load failed.
>>  ok
> You should see more with
> 0 > true to fcode-debug?

Hmmm...I set this in the openbios/forth/admin/nvram.fs file before
compiling.  If I try doing this command before a boot, I get the

0 > true to fcode-debug?  ok
0 > boot cdrom -H 
[sparc64] Booting file 'cdrom' with parameters '-H'
Not a bootable ELF image
Not a Linux kernel image
Not a bootable a.out image
Loading FCode image...
Loaded 7120 bytes
entry point is 0x4000
Evaluating FCode...
Unhandled Exception 0x0000000000000034
PC = 0x00000000ffd0f05c NPC = 0x00000000ffd0f060
Stopping execution


> before attempting to boot here.
> It looks a whole lot like it tries to read a machine type but that
> fails, so it's reading /platform//ufsboot first, and then falls back
> /platform/sun4u/ufsboot...
> Stefan
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