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Installation Solaris 8 DVD

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Hi,

When issue 'boot cdrom' from DVD media it begins the Solaris 8 installation and asks for a couple of questions regarding my locale and language. Then it tries to open CDE or Openwin but with no success because i get this error.

VUIDGFORMAT: Invalid argument
Fatal server error:
failed to initialize core devices
giving up.
/usr/openwin/bin/xinit:  Connection refused (errno 146):  unable to connect to X server
/usr/openwin/bin/xinit:  No such process (errno 3):  Server error.

I don't know how to install Solaris 8 in text mode because it never ask for it.

What can i do to install it with CDE or text mode?

thanks in advance guys.

Adrian



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by:shivsa
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what is your computer configuration. is it x86 or sparc based.

Check the HCL on docs.sun.com to determine whether you've got a release that's new enough to support your computer hardrware or not.

u might want to consider installing solaris 9, since it is latest ands support more hardrware than solaris 8.
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by:bummerlord
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Agree with shivsa...
Though also note that if this is a very old sparc based machine, there may be a need for updating the obp/prom before you can install anything newer than sol7 out of the box.
Even with newer hardware you may need a patched installation. For instance some early Netra X1 need to be installed from network with a patched installation if installing early releases of sol8.

To run the textbased installation you either boot with the following command;
ok boot cdrom - -w

..or disconnect your VGA screen and keyboard, and attach a dumb/vt100 terminal to SerialA and powercycle the machine.

Your best bet is to try sol9. If you must have solaris 8, then browse sunsolve for issues with your platform. You may have to install either sol7 or 9 first to upgrade obp/prom..




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... Also try the CD installation, even though there should be no difference, OBP/PROM revisions may make the difference.
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I have a SS20 with OBP v2.25 and it boots Solaris 8 (10/00 media with MU #7) just fine.
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