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Solaris 2.5.1 on Motorola Powerstack install problem

I'm trying to install Solaris 2.5.1 on Motorola Powerstack. Got the boot floppy for motorola + cd media.
Here is the serial console log:

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Copyright Motorola Inc. 1988 - 1995, All Rights Reserved

PPC1 Debugger/Diagnostics Release Version 1.1 - 02/07/95
COLD Start

Local Memory Found =06000000 (&100663296)

MPU Clock Speed =99Mhz

BUS Clock Speed =66Mhz

WARNING: Keyboard not connected


SelfTest/Boots about to Begin... Press <BREAK> at anytime to Abort ALL

SelfTest about to Begin... Press <ESC> to Bypass, <SPC> to Continue

AutoBoot about to Begin... Press <ESC> to Bypass, <SPC> to Continue
PPC1-Diag>ioi
I/O Inquiry Status:
CLUN DLUN CNTRL-TYPE DADDR DTYPE RM Inquiry-Data
0 30 NCR53C825 3 $01 Y ARCHIVE Python 28388-XXX 5.AC
0 40 NCR53C825 4 $01 Y CONNER CTMS 3200 7.15
0 50 NCR53C825 5 $05 Y TOSHIBA CD-ROM XM-4101TA 1084
0 60 NCR53C825 6 $01 Y ARCHIVE VIPER 2525 25462 -013
1 0 PC8477 0 $00 Y <None>
PPC1-Diag>pboot 1 0
Booting from: PC8477, Controller 1, Drive 0
Loading: Operating System

IPL Loaded at: $05F26000
Residual-Data Located at: $05F85000

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Welcome to SunSoft's Virtual OpenFirmware!



and it hangs here :(

The situation is same when using vga output. I stopped the autoboot and tried to boot from cdrom.
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ok boot cdrom
Attempting to boot from "/pci/pci1000,[email protected]/[email protected],0:,\solaris.elf"
deblocker_open: could not get block size
do_boot: unable to boot "/pci/pci1000,[email protected]/[email protected],0:,\solaris.elf"
ok

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Are you sure your media is good?

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And write the cd on slowest speed possible fyi.

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FYI if you can't mount the CD on a running Solaris system, it's no good. You should be able to get at the setup_install_server scripts, at a minimum.

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rem wrote:
And write the cd on slowest speed possible fyi.

This isn't always the best idea. I did some tests years ago on my Plextor Premium, which could verify the burn quality, and after setting the burn speed to low the error rate raised dramatically. I would 52x CD-Rs with at least 16x-20x.

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The problem is solved. It was bad cdrom device :? Any advice on cheap BNC to RJ45 ?

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Coax to TP Media converter

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Is there any precompiled binaries of gcc for it ? I was not able to find

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I was going to suggest UNIXPackages.com , but they only have packages for SPARC and x86. Might want to dig around on Bill Bradford's site SunHelp.org and see if you can find something there. If not, and nobody here has a better suggestion, ask on one of the mailing lists at SunHelp.

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It would be great if I could do dual boot Solaris/AIX.
However I tried AIX 4.1.3, 4.1.4, 4.1.5, 4.2.1, 4.3.3 and each time I got illegal instructions, abort trap.
Do I need to upgrade the firmware, it's ppcbug1 version 1.1 or do I need some special version of AIX from Motorola ?

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"Look on wife/girlfriends/parents face when you drag all this stuff(IRIS CRIMSON, ONYX, ONYX2, ORIGIN 2000 ,etc.) home.... Priceless! ;) "
:Tezro: :O3x02L: :Indy: :Indigo2IMP: :O2: :O2: :Octane: Motorla Series 900(MVME197LE) , Atari TT030, Motorola Powerstack
kokoboi wrote:
It would be great if I could do dual boot Solaris/AIX.
However I tried AIX 4.1.3, 4.1.4, 4.1.5, 4.2.1, 4.3.3 and each time I got illegal instructions, abort trap.
Do I need to upgrade the firmware, it's ppcbug1 version 1.1 or do I need some special version of AIX from Motorola ?


Does modern AIX run on anything other than IBM hardware? I've never heard of anybody doing it. IBM software generally only runs on their machines. Not that that means anything for AIX, just a data point.

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plain IBM aix will never run on motorola hardware...you need aix for bull estrella series which includes the right devices for the powerstack.

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Do I need to upgrade the firmware, it's ppcbug1 version 1.1 or do I need some special version of AIX from Motorola ?

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Does modern AIX run on anything other than IBM hardware?


Not anymore. Back in the day, however, there were hardware-specific versions. As mentioned the PowerStack needs the Groupe Bull-specific release, and 4.1.4.0/1 and 4.1.5 were available in special versions for the Apple Network Server. (Personal note: I loved the ANS. My server for 14 years was an ANS 500 until it got too slow and had some intermittent hardware faults, but I still have it and it still suffices for CDE and playing around on.)

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Tried with Bull Estrella AIX 4.2.3 cd still hangs on boot. Well, it will continue to run Solaris 2.5.1 :)

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"Look on wife/girlfriends/parents face when you drag all this stuff(IRIS CRIMSON, ONYX, ONYX2, ORIGIN 2000 ,etc.) home.... Priceless! ;) "
:Tezro: :O3x02L: :Indy: :Indigo2IMP: :O2: :O2: :Octane: Motorla Series 900(MVME197LE) , Atari TT030, Motorola Powerstack