In this case, the user installs the Solaris 2.6 IA software and receives this error when rebooting the system. Other error messages refer to not having a default boot device configured, but this is the usual error message. This error leaves the system unusable; the user cannot boot.
The user needs to do the following:
Insert the Solaris 2.6 software CD in the drive.
Boot with the Device Configuration Assistant diskette.
Select the CD-ROM to boot when presented with the available devices.
Type b -s when asked to select either Interactive or Jumpstart to boot as a single user.
At the # prompt, type the following:
# mount /dev/dsk/cxdxpx /a (where "x" is information from your system)
# TERM=at386; export TERM # cd /a/platform/i86pc/boot/solaris/devicedb
In this directory is a file called master. BEFORE EDITING this file, make a backup copy. After it is backed up, view the master file in vi. Look for the term ata.bef and replace it with the word none.
Run touch /reconfigure and then reboot the system. (The command boot -r, reboot -- -r also works.)