Troubleshooting Common Jumpstart Problems: "Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet"
(Doc ID 1012870.1)
Last updated on AUGUST 22, 2019
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 to 10 8/11 U10 [Release 8.0 to 10.0]
Sun SPARC Sun OS
When attempting to jumpstart or netboot a system, the message Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet is observed by the user. There could be another errors during the booting net or jumpstart process as a panic and this document can help to isolate the root cause.
This is most often observed when the user types this commands at OBP level trying to boot / install the system from the network.
ok>boot net - install
ok>boot net -s
boot net fails
network boot fails
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
Cannot net boot system
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