Solaris Common Messages and Troubleshooting Guide


Shut down the system "gracefully," and, as it is rebooting, place a ZIP drive cartridge (blank or used) in the ZIP drive. Begin the normal installation of the Solaris IA software. It is not possible to continue the existing installation of the Solaris software by putting a cartridge in the ZIP drive after receiving this error. When the Solaris software checks all of your hardware, it thinks the ZIP drive is just another hard drive and attempts to read from it. If there is no cartridge in the drive, then you receive the signal 8 error. If the Solaris software installation "sees" a cartridge in the ZIP drive, it reads from it, even if there is no data on the cartridge, and then continues.