Sun Fire[TM] Servers/Solaris[TM] Operating System: CD-ROM Boot Attempt Fails With Error: "Cannot Assemble Drivers for Root" (Doc ID 1007666.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 02, 2017

Applies to:

Sun Fire E4900 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Fire E6900 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Fire 3800 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Fire 4800 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Fire 4810 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
All Platforms

Symptoms

When attempting to boot from a CD-ROM to install the Solaris[TM] Operating System (Solaris OS) BELOW sOLARIS 10 on a new system, that system encounters an error and fails to boot.


For example:

 {8} ok boot cdrom2
SunOS Release 5.9 Version Generic_112233-12 64-bit
Copyright 1983-2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.
Cannot assemble drivers for root
/ssm@0,0/pci@1c,700000/pci@3/scsi@5/sd@6,0:b
Cannot mount root on /ssm@0,0/pci@1c,700000/pci@3/scsi@5/sd@6,0:b fstype
ufs
panic[cpu8]/thread=140a000: vfs_mountroot: cannot mount root

Cause

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