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Install Solaris on a Netra X1 server

Postby Sean » Tue, 11 Oct 2005 22:22:22 GMT

Hi everybody,

I've got virtually no experince with Sun hardware, I've done some 
reading of documents from Sun's website.  I've got a Netra X1 and I want 
to install Solaris on it.  Can anyone point a good document that will 
guide me in doing this?  Thanks.

Sean

Re: Install Solaris on a Netra X1 server

Postby BL » Tue, 11 Oct 2005 22:56:17 GMT

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Re: Install Solaris on a Netra X1 server

Postby Doug McIntyre » Wed, 12 Oct 2005 04:23:11 GMT

Sean < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:

It gets complicated since you have to jumpstart it, it doesn't have a
CD-ROM drive, and wasn't designed to hold one.

If you have no experience with Solaris, its probably easiest to
download Solaris x86, setup a basic server on a spare PC, and then
setup a jumpstart server for jumpstarting the Netra X1. 

With a bit more experience, you probably could setup a jumpstart
server on another type of Unix (freebsd/linux, etc) and do it from
there, but basicly, you're going to have to have another unix machine
somewhere to jumpstart from. 

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Re: Install Solaris on a Netra X1 server

Postby Darren Dunham » Wed, 12 Oct 2005 06:31:48 GMT





Unfortunately, unless something has changed, it's very difficult to
create a SPARC jumpstart server on an x86 machine without the DVD
distribution. 

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