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Installing Solaris without a monitor

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Hello

I apologise if this is not the right forum, but I found none that is good....

I have a "slight" problem. I have an old Ultra 10 machine that I need to re-install.
The problem is that the display connector seems to be broken, I get no signal.
(I guess the whole computer could be f*ed up but at starts up and the disk spins so...)

I have no information about this computer, no current IP-address or login information, that's why I want to re-install it. As you can understand, having no display makes
this somewhat hard however.

Is there any way to install Solaris without using a monitor?
Or to check the computer to see that it actually is working once it has "booted"...
Maybe through either an installscript that configures everything (I have one newly installed now, so just change the IP-address and so on, then run it from the cd...)
or maybe connect through the serial port with some console or something...

is it possible, and if so, how?

TIA
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You can connect to the serial port with a dumb trminal (something like a Wyse or a DEC VT if you have one) or from a terminal server or from a PC using hyperterminal.
Here's a resource on the cable you'll need http://www.obsolyte.com/sunFAQ/serial/
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