Solaris Common Messages and Troubleshooting Guide



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:

  1. Insert the Solaris 2.6 software CD in the drive.

  2. Boot with the Device Configuration Assistant diskette.

  3. Select the CD-ROM to boot when presented with the available devices.

  4. Type b -s when asked to select either Interactive or Jumpstart to boot as a single user.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. Run touch /reconfigure and then reboot the system. (The command boot -r, reboot -- -r also works.)