Solaris 10 10/08 Installation Guide: Custom JumpStart and Advanced Installations

Booting From Media, General Problems

The system does not boot.


When initially setting up a custom JumpStart server, you might encounter boot problems that do not return an error message. To verify information about the system and how the system is booting, run the boot command with the -v option. When you use the -v option, the boot command displays verbose debugging information about the screen.

Note –

If this flag is not given, the messages are still printed, but the output is directed to the system log file. For more information, see syslogd(1M).


For SPARC based systems, at the ok prompt, type the following command.

ok boot net -v - install

Boot from DVD media fails on systems with Toshiba SD-M 1401 DVD-ROM


If your system has a Toshiba SD-M1401 DVD-ROM with firmware revision 1007, the system cannot boot from the Solaris Operating System DVD.


Apply patch 111649–03, or later version, to update the Toshiba SD-M1401 DVD-ROM drive's firmware. The patch 111649–03 is available at

The system hangs or panics when nonmemory PC cards are inserted. (x86 based systems only)


Nonmemory PC cards cannot use the same memory resources that are used by other devices.


To correct this problem, see the instructions for your PC card and check for the address range.

The system hangs before displaying the system prompt. (x86 based systems only)


You have hardware that is not supported. Check your hardware manufacturer's documentation.