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Hi All, I am trying to install Solaris 8 1/01 on a SparcServer 5 with 64MB and a very slow external Sun CD-ROM drive and I do not want to use the Installation CD with the Java install (it was so slow that I could not wait for it to finish), I want to use the old non-java based command-line installer. Some google search revealed that it was possible to boot from the first or second Solaris 8 software CD. Is this correct? If yes which CD should I boot from and what is the boot command line I should ...

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    Default Solaris 8 install CD boot problems (non-java)

    Hi All,

    I am trying to install Solaris 8 1/01 on a SparcServer 5 with 64MB and a
    very slow external Sun CD-ROM drive and I do not want to use the
    Installation CD with the Java install (it was so slow that I could not wait
    for it to finish), I want to use the old non-java based command-line
    installer. Some google search revealed that it was possible to boot from the
    first or second Solaris 8 software CD. Is this correct? If yes which CD
    should I boot from and what is the boot command line I should use?

    I have tried both CDs with the 'boot cdrom' command, but with the first CD
    it just hung without returning to the boot prompt, with the second CD I got
    an error message complaining about invalid label or something similar. The
    CD drive works, because I can boot the java installation CD. The first and
    second CD are all right, too, because I can mount and browse them with
    Linux. Any suggestions I should try?

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,
    Zoltan



    Zoltan Glozik Guest

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    Default Re: Solaris 8 install CD boot problems (non-java)

    Hi,

    Maybe useful for others: I have managed to use the old command-line
    installation by doing a jumpstart installation of Solaris 8 using Linux as
    the jumpstart server. I used this great resource:
    [url]http://www.transposed.org/techstuff/linux-jumpstart.html[/url]

    Regards,
    Zoltan



    Zoltan Glozik Guest

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