--- On Wed, 10/15/08, Davenport, Steve M <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> From: Davenport, Steve M <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: new install sunfire v100
> To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 1:53 PM
> I'm installing 7.0-RELEASE on a Sun Sunfire v100 server.
> I was able to
> boot the cd, and install through cd one. There is no
> framebuffer on the
> v100 (vt100 serial console interface only) so the install
> would not
> proceed past the first disk. I want to use this system as a
> nameserver
> and was able to download Bind 9.3.5-P2, compile, and run.
> My questions
> are:
> 1) Can I manually complete the install process for items on
> CDs 2&3?
> 2) In the /var/log/messages I see:
> Oct  9 19:50:53 steve3 kernel: acd0: CDRW
> <CD-224E/P.9A> at ata3-slave
> PIO4
> Oct  9 19:50:53 steve3 kernel: acd0: FAILURE - READ_BIG
> asc=0x11 as
> cq=0x00
> Oct  9 19:50:53 steve3 kernel: GEOM_LABEL: Label for
> provider acd0 is
> iso9660/Fr
> eeBSD_Install.
> Oct  9 19:50:53 steve3 kernel: acd0: FAILURE - READ_BIG
> asc=0x11 as
> cq=0x00
> What is causing these cd errors?
> Thanks for your assistance!

Hi Steve,
With regards to the install, the second and third CDs only include packages.  
You can just as easily run `sysinstall` from the command line while logged in 
as root and install additional packages from an HTTP or FTP server over the 
net, or use the CDs if they work alright.  Above and beyond that, you can also 
just (I prefer this, myself) build the software you want from ports and skip 
binary packages entirely for the most part.  
If your CD drive is functioning as you expect, those syslog errors can probably 
be safely ignored.  If the issue is in fact causing problems with reading CDs, 
you can perform your install of the additional packages via the net, and 
perhaps we can deal with the CD issue - unfortunately, I've never used a 
non-SCSI SPARC64 box with FreeBSD, so I don't know if I'll personally be able 
to help you too much there, but surely some folks here or on the sparc64 list 
As an aside, you may want to consider signing up for the FreeBSD sparc64 
mailing list.  
- mdh

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