Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 10321
Installer will not load on my UltraEnterprise 2
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:55 EDT
I have a Sun UltraSPARC Enterprise 2 server that at one time had RedHat
6.1 on it. The system crashed and will not start RedHat Linux any longer.
The error message at boot is:
fatal eror: unable to load filesystem
Couldn't load /etc/silo.conf
No config file loaded, you can....
First, is it possible to fix this system without a re-install?
If it is not possible to get the system up and running again I would like
to re-install RedHat 6.1 on the system. However, when I attempt to boot
from the CDROM (which was created from the iso image named sparc-6.1.iso
downloaded from redhat) I recieve the error:
Can't read disk label,
Can't open disk label package
Evaluating: boot cdrom
Can't open boot device
The cdrom is readable by other systems though because I then checked it on
my PC and created a bootdisk from it.
When I try to boot off of a disk created from the boot64.img (it is a 64
bit system) the following occurs:
and the prompt reappears.
How can I fix my system or reinstall it?
It sounds like the CDROM that you are using is corrupted. There is special
magic on a sparc CDROM which makes the CDROM bootable, and that appears to be at
least one of your problems. In reference to the second problem (not being able
to boot from diskette) there is a known hardware problem with several Ultras
which prevent them from booting from the floppy drive. I am almost positive
this is the situation that you are seeing. I would recommend downloading the
ISO image again and trying a freshly made CDROM. Even better, you can download
the latest offering (release 6.2) and try that out.