I realize this is likely a completely separate problem but UEFI Boot Manager 
cannot see the installed disk. It shows only the optical drive. From within the 
UEFI Boot Manager, I can go directly to the BIOS Boot Manager and it DOES see 
the disk and boots off it.


> On Nov 8, 2019, at 3:56 PM, Till Wegmüller <toaster...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Thanks for the info.
> 
> When Talking with tsoome he mentioned that some Firmaware might not be
> that inteligent when Updating boot options and Instead rely on the OS to
> instruct them what to boot from UEFI.
> 
> We currently lack the framework to set these variables from the os.
> 
> So It might be as simple as only needing to update the Boot Options in
> the BIOS settings of UEFI boot mode.
> 
> Greetings
> Till
> On 08.11.19 21:38, Jedi Tek'Unum wrote:
>> All comments here are relative to 20191106…
>> 
>> On Nov 7, 2019, at 1:30 PM, Till Wegmüller <toaster...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Cool so something was better this time round with the media
>>> 
>>> I talked to the developer of loader tsoome (cc'd as he is not on this
>>> list) today.
>>> 
>>> Basically the situation you where experiencing with loader and the text
>>> image can only happen if the system is returning reads with one of
>>> following codes: result == 0x20 || result == 0x31 || result == 0x80 - we
>>> do not print error messages on those.
>>> 0x20 is controller failure, 31 and 80 are no media in drive
>>> 
>>> If the system is reporting read errors, only thing loader can do is to
>>> reset the controller and try again - the biosdisk.c does 3 attempts
>>> there (except for those 3 errors).
>>> 
>>> What you could try is booting via UEFI mode and see if that works.
>> 
>> Good news and bad news.
>> 
>> All 3, minimal, text, and gui will boot from Virtual CD using UEFI.
>> 
>> However, after installing from each, none of the installations will boot 
>> using UEFI (“No boot device available.” error). BUT, they will boot after 
>> going back to BIOS mode.
>> 
>>> My guess is that Dell broke something in the old Bios Bootloader code.
>>> 
>>> The new error you are getting from the gui image could also be a read error.
>>> 
>>> Could you post the output of lsdev from the ok prompt?
>> 
>> This is from the gui failure booting from Virtual CD using BIOS mode.
>> 
>> fd devices:
>>      fd0:    BIOS drive A (2880 X 512):
>>      fd1:    BIOS drive B (2880 X 512):
>> cd devices:
>>      cd0:    BIOS drive H (348160 X 2048):
>> disk devices:
>>      disk0:  BIOS drive C (976773168 X 512):
>>        disk0s1: Solaris 2
>>          disk0s1a: root
>>          disk0s1i: boot
>>      disk1:  BIOS drive D (1 X 512):
>>      disk2:  BIOS drive E (286749480 X 512):
>>      disk3:  BIOS drive F (976773168 X 512):
>>      disk4:  BIOS drive G (286749480 X 512):
>> zfs devices:
>>      zfs:rpool
>> 
>>> I am curious if loader is able to see the VirtualCD drive.
>>> 
>>> Greetings
>>> Till
>>> On 07.11.19 19:34, Jedi Tek'Unum wrote:
>>>> OI-hipster-minimal-20191106.iso works
>>>> 
>>>> OI-hipster-text-20191106.iso works! This is a change from 20190511. I went 
>>>> back and tried 20190511 again and it still fails.
>>>> 
>>>> OI-hipster-gui-20191106.iso fails as before with
>>>> 
>>>>    loading CORE EXT words
>>>>    loading SEARCH & SEARCH-EXT words
>>>>    loading Johns-Hopkins locals
>>>>    loading MARKER  
>>>>    loading ficl O-O extensions
>>>>    loading ficl utility classes
>>>>    loading ficl string classes
>>>>    \
>>>>    start not found
>>>> 
>>>>    Type ‘?’ for a list of commands, ‘help’ for more detailed help.
>>>>    ok
>>>> 
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