[nSLUG] Re: freebsd and boot-file in sparc openprom

Donald Teed donald.teed at gmail.com
Tue Nov 15 09:48:23 AST 2005

In case that happened to anyone, the openprom command to fix this was:
set-default boot-file
which nulls the variable and then FreeBSD CD boots.

On 11/14/05, Donald Teed <donald.teed at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I have a boot CD for freebsd 6 on sparc. I want to test drive an
> install on a spare disk I have on an Ultra 60. Much earlier I had
> made a devalias in nvram for cdrom and this has worked for
> booting such things as the sparc64 Gentoo CD.
> Somehow boot-file in openprom was set to 'cprboot -F' - which was
> there before I had the machine. openprom with a Linux CDROM
> normally just complained about there being nothing after -F
> and then ignored boot-file.
> I've tried 'setenv boot-file bsd' or boot/boot0 and various attempts
> to set it to null, but I still cannot boot the FreeBSD boot only CDROM.
> Perhaps really nulling boot-file would help but single and double quoted
> null or no value have not worked.
> So far no solutions found with google and nothing about it in the BSD
> release
> notes, handbook, etc., so if anyone can suggest something to try it would
> be great...
> --Donald

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