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reinstall solaris 7

Posted on 2001-08-03
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my harddisk was cash and cannot boot be mount anymore.
I am now going to reinstall solaris 7 on the sun Ultra5 workstation.
Anything else need to pa attention during installation ?
Is any difference on x86 ?
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Hi adrianmak,

   You can boot straight from the CDROM or the installation
server(if you have one setup). You don't need to worry about the FD (for intel).

  To start the installtion on a Sun box (Ultra 5), trun on
the machine, when you see something on the screen, type in
"<stop> A", then put the installation CD into the CDROM,
type in: boot cdrom, and start the installation. the installation procedure is similar to the intel version.

  When you change hardware on a Sun box, you can use" boot -rv" to reconfigure the kernel.

  Cheers!

Regards
  Yuzh
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by:adrianmak
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how do I know if I installed the new harddisk properly ? without proceed to actual OS installation
(ie ultra 5 can recgonized the new harddisk)
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by:yuzh
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Boot up the systems from the CDROM in single user mode:

 boot cdrom -s

Good luck!

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yuzh
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which CD is essential for solaris 7 installation ?
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Solaris Software CD in this case.
I think you should go to the following site to find more infor:

  http://docs.sun.com

  Cheers!

yuzh
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