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

Booting From Media, Error Messages

le0: No carrier - transceiver cable problem


The system is not connected to the network.


If this is a nonnetworked system, ignore this message. If this is a networked system, ensure that the Ethernet cabling is attached securely.

The file just loaded does not appear to be executable


The system cannot find the proper media for booting.


Verify that the system has been set up properly to install the Solaris 10 10/08 software from the network from an install server. The following are examples of checks you can make.

  • If you copied the images of the Solaris Operating System DVD or the Solaris Software CDs to the install server, ensure that you specified the correct platform group for the system when you set it up.

  • If you are using DVD or CD media, ensure that the Solaris Operating System DVD or Solaris Software - 1 CD is mounted and accessible on the install server.

boot: cannot open <filename> (SPARC based systems only)


This error occurs when you override the location of the boot -file by explicitly setting it.

Note –

filename is a variable for the name of the file affected.


Follow these instructions:

  • Reset the boot -file in the PROM to “ “ (blank).

  • Ensure that the diag-switch is set to off and to true.

Can't boot from file/device


The installation media cannot find the bootable media.


Ensure that the following conditions are met:

  • The DVD-ROM or CD-ROM drive is installed properly and turned on.

  • Solaris Operating System DVD or the Solaris Software - 1 CD is inserted into the drive.

  • The disc is free of damage or dirt.

WARNING: clock gained xxx days -- CHECK AND RESET DATE! (SPARC based systems only)


This is an informational message.


Ignore the message and continue with the installation.

Not a UFS file system (x86 based systems only)


When Solaris 10 10/08 software was installed (either through the Solaris installation program or custom JumpStart), no boot disk was selected. You now must edit the BIOS to boot the system.


Select the BIOS to boot. See your BIOS documentation for instructions.