[SunRay-Users] Sun Ray Laptop

Nishimura, Scott L (IT Solutions) scott.nishimura at ngc.com
Fri Mar 26 18:10:45 EET 2010


   Are you saying that meteor.bom didn't get put into /tftpboot like in my example?  If so, I'd say that's where your problem lies.  Maybe your tarball is somehow corrupted?  Compare the contents against my transcript.

I got the file from


However, keep in mind that this was 2.5 years ago so I'm pretty sure they've upgraded since.

I just tried this link and it failed.  Their home page pointed to


And the one you want, I think, is the Comet:


At the time, we were dealing with a gentleman named Paul Spillers:

Paul Spillers
Solutions Architecht
Tadpole Computer Products
General Dynamics Itronix Corporation 
20450 Stevens Creek Blvd,  Suite 300
Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone: 571 258 8399
Fax: 408 973 6901
Mail: paul.spillers at tadpole.com 


From: sunray-users-bounces at filibeto.org [mailto:sunray-users-bounces at filibeto.org] On Behalf Of Stuart
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2010 9:00 AM
To: SunRay-Users mailing list
Subject: EXTERNAL:Re: [SunRay-Users] Sun Ray Laptop

Hi Scott,

Yeah, I did all that. Thanks for at least confirming I'm on the right track.   

I've been trying version TADmeteor14-v1.5.9.tar but the laptop tries to get 'meteor14.bom' which isn't part of the package.  So perhaps I need TADmeteor14-v1.5.9.tar instead.  Where did you get it from?



Stuart Robinson
Collective Systems Ltd
M: +44 (0)7866 433 911
E: stuart at collectivesystems.com
ClearPath Sun Ray Broker:  http://www.collectivesystems.com/clearpath

Nishimura, Scott L (IT Solutions) wrote: 

   Below is a transcript I saved when I was working with a tadpole.
Hope it helps.

10:24 rsunsu03: /tmp {25} # file TADmeteor14-v1.5.9.tar
TADmeteor14-v1.5.9.tar: USTAR tar archive

10:25 rsunsu03: /tmp {27} # tar xvf TADmeteor14-v1.5.9.tar 
x TADmeteor14, 0 bytes, 0 tape blocks
x TADmeteor14/pkginfo, 336 bytes, 1 tape blocks
x TADmeteor14/install, 0 bytes, 0 tape blocks
x TADmeteor14/install/preremove, 335 bytes, 1 tape blocks
x TADmeteor14/install/postinstall, 506 bytes, 1 tape blocks
x TADmeteor14/install/copyright, 91 bytes, 1 tape blocks
x TADmeteor14/pkgmap, 1204 bytes, 3 tape blocks
x TADmeteor14/reloc, 0 bytes, 0 tape blocks
x TADmeteor14/reloc/opt, 0 bytes, 0 tape blocks
x TADmeteor14/reloc/opt/TADmeteor, 0 bytes, 0 tape blocks
x TADmeteor14/reloc/opt/TADmeteor/sbin, 0 bytes, 0 tape blocks
x TADmeteor14/reloc/opt/TADmeteor/sbin/fwupdate, 5177 bytes, 11 tape
x TADmeteor14/reloc/opt/TADmeteor/lib, 0 bytes, 0 tape blocks
x TADmeteor14/reloc/opt/TADmeteor/lib/firmware, 0 bytes, 0 tape blocks
x TADmeteor14/reloc/opt/TADmeteor/lib/firmware/m14_misc.tgz, 16211
bytes, 32 tape blocks
x TADmeteor14/reloc/opt/TADmeteor/lib/firmware/m14_network.tgz, 1181076
bytes, 2307 tape blocks
x TADmeteor14/reloc/opt/TADmeteor/lib/firmware/m14_initrd.img, 5198184
bytes, 10153 tape blocks
x TADmeteor14/reloc/opt/TADmeteor/lib/firmware/m14_platfrm.tgz, 583
bytes, 2 tape blocks
x TADmeteor14/reloc/opt/TADmeteor/lib/firmware/meteor14.bom, 3824 bytes,
8 tape blocks
x TADmeteor14/reloc/opt/TADmeteor/lib/firmware/m14_support.tgz, 312553
bytes, 611 tape blocks
x TADmeteor14/reloc/opt/TADmeteor/lib/firmware/m14_client.tgz, 842600
bytes, 1646 tape blocks
x TADmeteor14/reloc/opt/TADmeteor/lib/firmware/m14_os.img, 1426661
bytes, 2787 tape blocks
x TADmeteor14/reloc/opt/TADmeteor/lib/firmware/m14_sound.tgz, 1076848
bytes, 2104 tape blocks

10:25 rsunsu03: /tmp {28} # pkgadd -d .
The following packages are available:
  1  TADmeteor14     Tadpole meteor14 firmware
                     (all) 1.5.9,REV=2007.11.08.Nov.11
Select package(s) you wish to process (or 'all' to process
all packages). (default: all) [?,??,q]: q
10:25 rsunsu03: /tmp {29} # pkgadd -d /tmp/TADmeteor14
pkgadd: ERROR: no packages were found in </tmp/TADmeteor14>
10:25 rsunsu03: /tmp {30} # pkgadd -d .
The following packages are available:
  1  TADmeteor14     Tadpole meteor14 firmware
                     (all) 1.5.9,REV=2007.11.08.Nov.11
Select package(s) you wish to process (or 'all' to process
all packages). (default: all) [?,??,q]: 1
Processing package instance <TADmeteor14> from </tmp>
Tadpole meteor14 firmware(all) 1.5.9,REV=2007.11.08.Nov.11
Copyright 2007 Itronix Corporation.  All rights reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.
Using </> as the package base directory.
## Processing package information.
## Processing system information.
   5 package pathnames are already properly installed.
## Verifying disk space requirements.
## Checking for conflicts with packages already installed.
The following files are already installed on the system and are being
used by another package:
Do you want to install these conflicting files [y,n,?,q] y
## Checking for setuid/setgid programs.
This package contains scripts which will be executed with super-user
permission during the process of installing this package.
Do you want to continue with the installation of <TADmeteor14> [y,n,?] y
Installing Tadpole meteor14 firmware as <TADmeteor14>
## Installing part 1 of 1.
[ verifying class <none> ]
## Executing postinstall script.
Installing meteor14 firmware V1.5.9
Copying meteor14.bom to /tftpboot
Copying m14_support.tgz to /tftpboot
Copying m14_sound.tgz to /tftpboot
Copying m14_network.tgz to /tftpboot
Copying m14_misc.tgz to /tftpboot
Copying m14_initrd.img to /tftpboot
Copying m14_os.img to /tftpboot
Copying m14_platfrm.tgz to /tftpboot
Copying m14_client.tgz to /tftpboot
Installation of <TADmeteor14> was successful.

10:28 rsunsu03: /tmp {31} # cd /tftpboot

10:28 rsunsu03: /tftpboot {33} # ls -alrt
total 46268
[stuff deleted]
-r--r--r--   1 root     other       3824 Nov  9 10:28 meteor14.bom
-r--r--r--   1 root     other     312553 Nov  9 10:28 m14_support.tgz
-r--r--r--   1 root     other    1076848 Nov  9 10:28 m14_sound.tgz
-r--r--r--   1 root     other        583 Nov  9 10:28 m14_platfrm.tgz
-r--r--r--   1 root     other    1426661 Nov  9 10:28 m14_os.img
-r--r--r--   1 root     other    1181076 Nov  9 10:28 m14_network.tgz
-r--r--r--   1 root     other      16211 Nov  9 10:28 m14_misc.tgz
-r--r--r--   1 root     other    5198184 Nov  9 10:28 m14_initrd.img
-r--r--r--   1 root     other     842600 Nov  9 10:28 m14_client.tgz

-----Original Message-----
From: sunray-users-bounces at filibeto.org
[mailto:sunray-users-bounces at filibeto.org] On Behalf Of Stuart
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2010 2:09 AM
To: SunRay-Users mailing list
Subject: EXTERNAL:[SunRay-Users] Sun Ray Laptop

Hi All,

I've managed to get my hands on a Tadpole Sun Ray Laptop.  I'm not sure 
what model it is, but the tftp request for a firmware update asks for 
'meteor14.bom'.  I looked around on the GM/Tadpole support site for 
firmware updates and can only find firmware for the likes of the M1400 
and M1500.  I initially thought it was a M1400, but the firmware goes by

a different name, not 'meteor14.bom'.  The current firmware version on 
the laptop is meteor14-V1.5.5-0104. 

Does anybody know what I'm taking about and how I am to upgrade the 
firmware.  (It currently doesn't work with Sun Ray 4.2, throwing up 
protocol errors as it connects.)




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