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I have configured the boot device to CD-ROM but whenever I reboot the server, it defaults to boot_device=default. Pressing F2/F8 during POST does not bring the BIOS setup.

set boot_device=cdrom Set 'boot_device' to 'cdrom'

-> show

/HOST Targets: diag

    boot_device = cdrom
    generate_host_nmi = (Cannot show property)


If I can get to OK prompt from iLOM, I can type boot cdrom - I just can't get the information on how to get to OK prompt in SUN X4170.

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Is it possible your CD drive isn't connected properly? Can you disconnect your hard drives and then boot off of it? – Doc Jul 18 '11 at 15:57
There's no OS in HDD. Its a new server I'm trying to install OS.Am I doing it correctly?Why is iLOM reporting boot_device=default even after changing it to boot_device=cdrom? – Bernard Mwagiru Jul 18 '11 at 16:11
The point of disconnecting any hard drives is to test if you can boot from CD at all. You may want to PXE boot or something, if not. – Doc Jul 18 '11 at 16:19
Removed HDD but i'm not even reaching HDD...Just goes to ILOM. – Bernard Mwagiru Jul 18 '11 at 16:37
I'm look to your support docs, haven't worked with a Sun server in a really long time. – Doc Jul 18 '11 at 16:42

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