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I have had this issue also on a few occasions. do i have solutions?
probably not but they may help you narrow something down.
i will list just 2 cause the others were just config settings and me not
knowing what the heck was going on.
My first time was related to adding an additional scsi controller after
the initial install and the new controller taking over the sda
postion(well sda,b,c and d positions) which made for a pretty wierd
silo.conf to get working. so i know this may sound basic but check to make
sure the machine sees the same devices as what you see them as and are
setting the variables too.
second time related to trying to boot from a software raid. was never able
to get it going that way. with that in mind, if you are trying to boot off
a mirror, try boot off of one of those drives to see if that works.
the others i was able to solve by trying different commands at the ok
prompt to narrow down what the settings should be...hehe trial and error
so to speak.
again just things to try to help narrow it down.
On Sat, 16 Jul 2005 17:45:18 -0500, Jason Williams
> Alright, I cannot boot my machine from the disk. Every time I try I
> get 'The file just loaded does not appear to be executable' and a
> return to the ok prompt; it's not even loading the S. I am not the
> only one experiencing this. There several in the forum that are having
> this problem. User zaanpenguin and I are having the exact same problem
> down to the tee. He's tried various versions of silo, so it does not
> appear to be a version problem. He and I did both recently upgrade our
> OBP to the latest version of 3.31. However, the interesting part is I
> had mine booting with this version until I ran into some disk issues
> and decided to do a full format and surface analysis using the solaris
> install CD. Ever since I put gentoo back on I have not been able to
> boot off the disk.
> For full and much better explanations this forum thread is where
> zaanpenguin and I have been posting:
> We are both getting quite desperate; I appreciate anything anyone can
> do to help.
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